• Directed by Pauline Higgins
  • 2007
  • Documentary filmmaking workshop
  • Family, Health
  • Shooting place : France (Île-de-France)
  • Duration : 19 min
  • Audio : French
  • Subtitles : English


The filmmaker's point of view on what midwives experience today (she was herself a midwife for 5 years). An attempt to make the audience feel what they, the women, and even what the fœtuses, feel. A mixture, at times a fight, between the women’s wish - their right - to give birth in “this secret ceremony” where the sacred is not out of place, and the context of the highly technological environment which “accompanies” delivery, maternity and giving birth today.

  • Direction : Pauline Higgins
  • Image : Pauline Higgins
  • Sound : Mia Ma
  • Edition : Virginie Véricourt

Rewards, festivals and diffusions

Festival Ciné-vidéo psy

  • Place : Lorquin (France)
  • Date : 2008

Les Écrans Documentaires

  • Place : Arcueil (France)
  • Date : 2008

About : Documentary filmmaking workshop

The workshop is conducted in French, so a certain level of proficiency in the language is required to fully benefit from the training.

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This workshop is designed for those who wish to begin, advance their skills in filmmaking, or embark on a career change. It delves into the intellectual, moral, and aesthetic dimensions of filmmaking through every stage of documentary production, from conception to editing.

Each participant creates a short documentary film following a period of technical initiation, analysis of reference works, scouting, and scriptwriting. Each participant chooses the specific subject of their short film.

Documentary filmmaking workshop

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