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Long Journey Into the Light (lange Weg ans Licht, Der)

Long Journey Into the Light
Scene from “Long Journey Into the Light” (photo © Douglas Wolfsperger Filmproduktion/Berlin)

Edeltraut Hertel brings children to the world. For some 20 years, she has been working as a midwife in her hometown of Meerane, a sleepy small town near Chemnitz. In this Saxon province, tucked away from the focus of the world, a war is taking place among numerous health policy representatives. The film brings to light the problems of modern day society, affected by migration and declining birth rates. In this small micro-cosmos, rivaling sides are fighting to win the favor of the offspring of this small town: technically-equipped hospital doctors, alternative and relaxed "birthing house" representatives, and experienced midwives.

With a sense for bizarre humor and pointed remarks, Long Journey Into the Light tells the story of this hunt for lost treasures...
Genre Society
Category Documentary
Year of Production 2007
Director Douglas Wolfsperger
Screenplay Douglas Wolfsperger
Cinematography Igor Luther
Jean-Marc Lesguillons
Gerd Baumann
Producer Douglas Wolfsperger
Production Company Douglas Wolfsperger Filmproduktion, in co-production with 3sat/Mainz, WDR
Runtime 100 min
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SR
With backing from Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, MEDIA

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