Djäkamirr - Caretaker of Pregnancy and Birth

Promoted By C.J. Kendall

Date: Tue, Sep 27, 2022 6:30PM

Where: Backlot Studios
65 Haig Street, SOUTHBANK, Victoria, 3006, Australia


  • General Admission: $22.00
  • Additional booking fee of $1.95 per ticket.
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Djäkamirr - Caretaker of Pregnancy and Birth

Year: 2021

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.