A film by Toril Hanson,
Country: Norway,
Duration: 34min,
Language: Norwegian,
Subtitles: English,
Year: 2002

The film is about giving birth in northern Norway. It also deals with contemporary midwifery practices, Western medicine, and the challenge of the centralization and decentralization of health services. Through a Saami woman, we learn about traditional Saami ways of birth and midwifery. Voices of different women – mothers and midwives, contemporary and traditional are heard.

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