A globally acclaimed, award-winning
documentary that takes you along the fragrant streets of Bali and
desolate Acehnese refugee camps of the Indonesian Archipelago, where,
Midwife-Ibu Robin Lim finds herself at a time and place where midwifery
is put to the test. This culturally mesmerizing, and sometimes
heart-wrenching documentary vividly demonstrates why we must change our
protocols for pregnancy and
childbirth, and return to a gentle, natural method. Featuring: Michael
Odent, MD and Ibu Robin Lim.
An Ancestral Dream
Guerilla Midwife begins with an ancestral dream. In the dark before
the dawn in Bali, the morning of the world, Ibu Robin Lim is awakened by
a call to deliver a baby. What unfolds is the story of conflict, of one
woman’s international battle to balance Science, Nature, and Culture in
the protocols of birth.
The film captures the human rights issues of Maternal and Child
survival, of how lives are sacrificed to poverty while the misuse of
technology endangers our every humanity.
Following the day-to-day endeavors of a village midwife from the
fragrance of her Balinese home, to Aceh, Indonesia. Visually the film
moves us from the gentlest moment of first breath, to the horrific
destruction of the Tsunami disaster.
Experts testifying to the importance of birth as the essential
foundation for healing our planet include, French Obstetrician Michel
Odent, Dr. Marshal Claus, and Midwife Mary Jackson. The facts are woven
between the stories of women’s lives as they labor to bring forth the
next generation. The generation that will either; live in harmony with
nature or destroy it, wage war or create peace.
Guerrilla Midwife is a ninety-minute documentary film, depicting the
courage of mothers and their midwives as they hold hands across barriers
of language and culture, and guide us toward a reinvention of medical
protocols. It is the story of a war waged gently in the belief that
peace on earth can be achieved, one baby at a time.