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FOUR PATHS TO DIGNITY

The Struggle of Guatemalan Midwives

Four Paths to Dignity profiles the pursuit of dignity for Guatemalan midwives. The midwives confront challenges, as they battle racism and a health establishment that strives to prevent them from providing care that is culturally appropriate. Although the midwives provide important services to their communities, they are opposed by a government that seeks to eliminate their practice. This film reveals their activism and their struggle to gain recognition by the medical establishment.

THE FILMMAKER

Born in Chimaltenango, Gabriela Chaim Tumax pursued her film studies at the National University of Córdoba, Argentina. She received a scholarship for the Community Documentary Film Development Seminar from the Museum of Anthropology in Córdoba. Gabriela was a participant in the 2020 Autumn Documentary Audiovisual Residency "Cinema of Tomorrow" by Cuórum Morelia, Mexico. She took part in the third edition of the Women-Made Film Showcase with her debut short film "De lo Indecible" (About the Unspeakable).

FESTIVALS

Latin American Studies Association Film Festival, Canada
Best Female Film - Int'l Film & Communication Festival of Indigenous Peoples, Ecuador
Voices Against Silence Film & Video Documentary Film Festival, Mexico
Cine Suma Paz Film Festival, Columbia
CLACPI Film Showcase, New York
San Diego Latin American Film Festival, US

FOUR PATHS TO DIGNITY: THE STRUGGLE OF GUATEMALAN MIDWIVES

Catalog # EPF16056 ● ISBN: 978-1-933724-96-6 ● UPC: 6-82086-16056-6 ● NTSC

28 Minutes ● Copyright 2022 ● Spanish, English Subtitles