Along the fragrant streets of Bali and desolate Acehnese refugee camps of the Indonesian Archipelago, Ibu Robin – A Guerrilla Midwife – perches over the red lips of volcanoes and finds herself at a time where midwifery is put to the test, when there is no technology right at the epicenter of the Earthquake and the bowels of the December 26, 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami in a culturally mesmerizing, heart-wrenching, epic documentary to show why we must change our protocols for pregnancy and childbirth back to a gentle, natural method, if our planet is to survive the dominance of mankind.
I’ve scoured the internet for any sign of a U.S. showing of this film, but alas, I am still waiting for my chance to learn about midwife Ibu Robin Lim as she supports birthing women in post-tsunami Aceh, Indonesia.
The film has been making its way around the world, winning award after award at an amazing array of film festivals. I’ve contacted the director, Deja Bernhardt, for information about its U.S. release. For now, watch the trailer at the official website and help promote the film via its Facebook page.