Since Time Immemorial

Clary Demangeon, Jeanne Delafosse

IndieLisboa 2021 •

France, Documentary, 2020, 14′

With a theatrical staging, this film gives voice to 13 women who express – through facts, myths, opinions, humor – their views regarding the conditions that surround childbirth in French hospitals and the treatment of women in such a vulnerable moment.

Thirteen women talk about their childbirth experiences and traumas in French hospitals, pointing the finger, denouncing the conditions and demanding better ones, as well as a more humane treatment in a moment of such vulnerability. An inventive film that is a way of talking about serious things with humour, aiming to pass out the message and to desacralize the theme. (Carlos Ramos)