Filmmaker Brenda Davis’ new documentary, Sister gives a breathtaking and often heartbreaking look into the complications of pregnancy and child birth — powerfully revealing the brutal reality that exists behind the statistics and safely diluted medical terminology. Sister also calls attention to the incredible work being done by health workers in the area who work tirelessly to save lives, deliver babies, and provide health education in their communities.
The film is made uniquely powerful in that it is the story of the health workers, their experiences, and their patients, rather than the story of a narrator. There is no “white knight” lamenting the conditions of poverty or universal conditions for women, rather it is a beautiful, painful and honest film, allowing the viewer to draw her or his own conclusions.
Sisters, A Documentary by Brenda Davis (Official website)