The White Elder’s Bloom

(A Parteira)

Rio Grande do Norte, 2018, 20’

Political Body

CP 2


Where: Cine Humberto MauroDate: 07/09/2019Showtime: 16h30*Followed by discussion with curators*Past event

Donana, a midwife with more than half a century of experience, represents the struggle for the tradition and humanization of birth in the region of São Gonçalo do Amarante, in Rio Grande do Norte. Owner of a strong personality, she shares her wisdom acquired over the years as a midwife, mother, mãe-de-santo, godmother, woman. Just like the yellow alder, a flower that sprouts in the middle of the concrete and is underestimated for its fragile appearance, Donana teaches us to remain firm despite the adversities of life.

director Catarina Doolan
script Catarina Doolan
production Catarina Doolan, Assis Carlos Fernandes, Dênia Cruz
cinematography Giovanna Hackradt Rêgo, Sarah Wollermann
editing Camila Fernandes
sound Ricardo Félix
sonora soundtrack Joana Knobbe
main cast Ana Maria Valcácio, Bia Valcácio, Manu Valcácio
production company Prisma Filmes