fat salmon cinema in association with nextPix presents

a feature length motion picture produced by Gord Halloran and Caitlin Hicks

Gala Premiere on Sunshine Coast!
2003 Screening dates & locations


Here are the stories of three generations of women, brought together by a single birth.. Meg, the midwife, is visited by haunting dreams just as she takes on a new client. The mother, pregnant with twins and scarred by past traumas at the hands of modern medicine, "absolutely wants a home birth". Dr. Sara Bienemann, the compassionate obstetrician from Europe whose "secrets are leaking from every pocket", warns of dangerous complications.

As tension escalates over the mother's choice to birth at home, Meg's dreams are haunted by images of another life. Dr. Sara, whose experience as a child survivor of The Holocaust is buried with the family she lost, sees her own mother in the face of the passionate midwife. On the night of the birth, the mother's choice, Dr. Sara's secret and Meg's dreams collide. In this window between the worlds of life and death, Dr. Sara's confrontation with the painful memories of her past opens her heart, and she creates the possibility of a miracle, of "something small" beginning to change in the world.

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"The artist's eye is omnipresent it's a poem, it's a painting
. . . it's beautiful."
Jeannette Kelly -- CBC Arts Report
"Powerful new film. . . . complex, emotional and artistically challenging
. . . A tour de force for Hicks."
John Griffin --The Montreal Gazette