CONTRACTION / doc / 10’40 / 2022 / Switzerland

It’s 10:35 p.m., the night shift at the University Hospital Zurich begins. We accompany a midwife who, in the intense and long nightly routine, always sensitively and empathically encounters a wide variety of life stories, mothers and babies. This cautious film shows the side of the midwife in this intimate moment and also portrays what the shift outside the birthing room looks like for her.

CONTRACTION was screened at the following festivals:

Upcoming Filmmaker Festival, Lucerne, 2022

In The Palace International Short Film Festival, Sofia, 2023

Zuger Filmtage, Zug, 2023

DOP, Editing: Christof Bruggmann
Sound: Tenzin Yangdon Nesar