Scene from the film Birth Plan
Scene from the film Birth Plan
Scene from the film Birth Plan
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Birth Plan

  • Czech Republic
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What does childbirth look like? How can it affect the baby's life? And how does it affect the life of the woman? What are the current conditions in this country under which we bring children into this world? In this film we explore a terrain that is somewhat dangerous at times; we maneuvre between the camps of mutually hostile groups: supporters of medically controlled birth on the one hand, and natural birth supporters on the other. Their argument involves the very nature of childbirth. Is it a medical procedure or is it an intimate event in the life of a woman? In this situation, we as women cannot be merely unbiased observers for we are directly affected by the whole conflict. This film traces the state of Czech obstetrics. However, ours is not a common, dryly objective portrait. Rather, it is a guide for personal use as well as a comprehensive tool that provides insight into the issue.


  • Original Title
    Porodní plán
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Gabriela Kontra, Kateřina Kačerovská
  • Cinematography
    Kateřina Kačerovská, Dalibor Fencl
  • Editing
    Jana Vlčková
  • Sound
    David Švorc
  • Runtime
    57 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
  • Production is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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