Djäkamirr – Caretaker of Pregnancy and Birth


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Djäkamirr – Caretaker of Pregnancy and Birth

Follow Ḻäwurrpa and Sarah, on their journey through ancestral time, country and culture to empower community and reclaim childbirth.

Year: 2021

Duration: 60 minutes

Genre: Documentary - Health & Wellbeing

Classification: G

Writer: Ḻäwurrpa Maypilama & Sarah Ireland

Director: Ḻäwurrpa Maypilama & Pat Josse

Filmed in remote Arnhem Land, DJÄKAMIRR follows Ḻäwurrpa and Sarah on a unique journey through ancestral time, country and culture. As mutual trust develops between the two women, they hope to empower Yolŋu and reclaim 60,000 years of birthing culture from the stronghold of Western medicine. This is their story of working with community to pilot the training of djäkamirr- the caretakers of pregnancy and birth. Stay behind after the credits to watch an exclusive filmmaker Q&A, where you can discover more about how this incredible documentary came to be.