Der lange Weg ans Licht

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"With a sense of the bizarre, renowned filmmaker Douglas Wolfsperger describes the everyday miracle of childbirth using the example of an East German midwife." (www.kino.de) Edeltraut Hertel brings children into the world. For nearly 20 years, the midwife has worked in her birthplace of Meerane, a sleepy little town near Chemnitz. In this Saxon province, removed from the focus of world publicity, a proxy war of various health policy representatives is raging. The film illuminates the problems of today's society, characterized by migration and a declining birth rate. As if in a microcosm under a burning glass, the opponents vie for the favor of the now rare offspring in the small town. "Impressive!" (ZDF, MONA LISA) "Loving, critical, political and funny - not only for expectant parents." (CINEMA)