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A native midwife, immersed in the Mayan culture, transforms the process of bringing life to the world into a battle against gender-based violence.
Sandra (an Argentine exiled in Mexico) and Maria (a Tzotzil indigenous survivor of gender violence) work as midwives in the city with single women and in the Lacandon jungle serving indigenous women in remote places that the State does not reach, nor the white doctors.
In this very adverse context, Sandra and Maria not only try ensure that healthy children are born, but also “Yach’il antzetic” which in the Mayan language means “new women”.
In the nine months of gestation, these midwives try to provoke a cultural change in their patients, transforming the
process of bringing life to the world in a battle against the violence of