Donner la lumière

1989, 30:00 minutes, colour, French


A documentary dealing with delivery conditions at Praça XV, a state-run maternity clinic located in downtown Rio de Janeiro. The viewer visits a non-subsidized, private maternity clinic reserved exclusively for a privileged minority. Also, two women reveal the bad medical treatments they received in a subsidized private maternity clinic. Finally, a women's group outlines its demands.

Ce documentaire nous montre les conditions d'accouchement à la Praça XV, une maternité d'Etat située au centre-ville de Rio de Janeiro. Une visite dans une maternité privée réservée exclusivement à une minorité privilégiée, ainsi que les témoignages de deux femmes racontant les mauvais traitements qu'elles ont subis dans une autre maternité privée, complètent la présentation des conditions d'accouchement dans ce pays.

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