independent films

Born in Brazil  (Nascendo no Brasil)

Born in Brazil

“One of the best films on birth…”

Robbie Davis-Floyd, Ph.D.
Birth As An American Rite of Passage

“It is very powerful…”

Mario Borgneth
TV Cultura Network



Doctors attribute the high cesarean rate to patient demand. Research shows women prefer natural birth. What’s going on in Brazil, where cesarean rates
exceed 60%?

This compelling documentary follows five pregnant women in Porto Alegre, and reveals the subtle pressures that stimulate misuse of cesareans in Brazil.


Documentary, 52 minutes
(Portuguese with English subtitles)