2022 | Myanmar, Germany, Canada | Documentary


  • 91 mins
  • Director | Snow Hnin Ei Hlaing

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Against the backdrop of the Myanmar conflict, midwives Hla and Nyo Nyo's relationship is both caring and playful, bridging the divide between Buddhists and Muslims.

Hla and Nyo Nyo usher in new life amidst one of the world's longest running conflicts. Hla is the sharp-tongued but warm Buddhist owner of a makeshift medical clinic in Rakhine State. Nyo Nyo is from the Muslim minority Rohingya community and a savvy apprentice midwife for Hla. Both dream of a better life for the women of their community. Filmed over five years, Snow Hnin Ei Hlaing’s feature directorial debut is a subtle and beguiling portrait of two lives dedicated to the wellbeing of others in a society where their greatest risk is to be together.