Filmreihe Donnerstagskino: Ethnologische Themen der Zeit

Film by Ramona S. Diaz, USA/Philippines, 2017, 94'; Languages: Tagalog, Spanish; English subtitle

This film offers an intimate glimpse into the bustling maternity ward of Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in the Philippines, known as one of the world's busiest. The documentary captures the communal experience of childbirth in overcrowded conditions. Through vérité storytelling, it explores the complexities of reproductive healthcare policy in a country with conservative Catholic views. It also delves into financial struggles, illustrating the barriers to healthcare access, and examines the clash between traditional values and family planning. The film showcases the resourcefulness of healthcare professionals and the sense of community among mothers that emerge amid the chaos.


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