Prize of the Ecumenical Jury, Berlin 2023 (Panorama)

The Ecumenical Jury awards Midwives for the strong and genuine depiction of the midwife ward of a public hospital in Paris. The film shows the intensity of their daily work and the challenges they encounter and overcome. The film brilliantly shows the short-comings of the system on one hand and the dedication of the staff accompanying women who are about to bring new lives into the world on the other hand. The seamless integration of drama and documentary adds to the impact of the film