Catching Babies is the journey of women as they reclaim the tradition of midwifery on the border.” The film follows three student-midwives during their journey at the midwifery school Maternidad la Luz in El Paso, Texas. We watch as mothers go through the emotional experiences during their pregnancies and births, as they overcome challenges with the help of family and their midwives.
The documentary follows these young women as they discover the highs and lows of what it means to pursue midwifery, home birth, and Mexica culture.
The story of Mothers, Babies, and Birth is a timeless one, and the intimate look into birth center Maternidad la Luz provides a look into a honored tradition of mothers and midwives. This film is a unique view into a sacred world where women are celebrated as being in control of their births.
The film is directed by Barni Quazzim.