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

LASA-merit

synopsis

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)