Sundance prize goes to ‘Midwives’ — about a Buddhist midwife and her Muslim apprentice


A scene from Midwives: A baby whose face is adorned with thanaka — a kind of sunscreen made from wood bark.

The documentary follows a Buddhist and a Muslim — who don’t always get along — as they provide health care to Muslim women and children despite growing political and religious tensions in Myanmar.

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