Women of Earth was honored to be invited to screen at the International Congress of Traditional Midwifes in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. We had the opportunity to show the film to over 100 women from all over the world. People from all walks of life showed up to support the film. The director and sponsor of the event was traditional midwife, Suely Carvalho, who is a Godmother of the film.
Rise Up & Care is thrilled to present the world premiere of the moving feature documentary film, Women of Earth. A moderated panel of maternal health experts will follow the screening as well as a Q&A with the filmmakers.
Mayara grew up in Sao Paulo, the largest city in Brazil and Latin America. She was a teenager surrounded by millions of people, technology, and everything the modern world can offer but she still felt empty. In search of someone who could answer her questions, she went back to the roots of Brazil, to indigenous Quilombolas and rural communities. On this journey, she met women who showed her how the wisdom of the past can heal the future. They are traditional midwives, healers, and community leaders. They are keepers of an ancient knowledge that we can’t afford to lose. She calls them Women of Earth.
Tickets are available for $10 and $5 for students with a valid ID. Please visit coolidge.org/films/women-earth to purchase.
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