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Motorbike Midwife

20-25mins / 2012, Ghana

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Motorbike Midwife
STORY

The Herculean efforts of a fearless nurse, Linda Mba, rides a motorbike across remote parts of Ghana to save mothers’ and babies’ lives. With painful births come great personal joys for all, plagued by medical complications, poor facilities and dangerous roads.

(Supported by Royal Holloway University of London, One World Media and CBA Your WorldView)

Motorbike Midwife
CREW

Producer, Director (Camera) and Editor:
Masumi Higashi

Music: Eno Lee
Translation: Emmanuel Ayire

Motorbike Midwife
AWARDS

[2014]
BBC Storyville Prize for documentary narrative excellence - CineGlobe 2014 (Geneva, Switzerland)

[2013]
Platinum Award of Best Newcomer Documentary Film & Gold Award of Best Director - International Movie Awards (Jakarta, Indonesia)

Golden Award of Best International Documentary - World Film Awards (Jakarta, Indonesia)

Platinum Award of Best Story, Best Director and Best Editing - Documentary and Short International Movie Award (Jakarta, Indonesia)

Best Short Documentary Winner - London International Film Festival (London, UK)

Short Documentary Award of Excellent Winners - International Film Festival for Spirituality, Religion ad Visionary (Jakarta, Indonesia)

Newcomer Award of Excellent Winner - International Film Festival for Peace, Inspiration and Equality (Jakarta, Indonesia)

Awareness Merit Award - Awareness Film Festival 2013 (California, USA)

Aloha Accolade Award Winner - Honolulu Film Awards (Hawaii)

Winner of the International Short Documentary - Garden State Film Festival (New Jersey, USA)

Honorable Mention - International Film Festival for Environment, Health and Culture (Jakarta, Indonesia)

Award for Best Cinematography & Third Place in the Student Film category - LA NEW Wave International Film Festival (Los Angels, USA)

Best Short Documentary - Queens World Film Festival (New York, USA)

Best Nonfiction Film - Short Sweet Film Fest (Ohio, USA)

Winner - Love Unlimited Film Festival and Art Exhibition (California, USA)

[2012]
A Gold Award Winner - California Film Awards (California, USA)

Winner - Best Shorts Competition (California, USA)

Award of Merit - Accolade Competition (California, USA)

Motorbike Midwife
SCREENINGS

[2014]
Ethnografilm Festival (Paris, France)

American Online Film Awards (NY, US)

CineGlobe (Geneve, Switzerland)

STS-Africa meeting film session (Johanesburg, South Africa)


[2013]
World Film Awards (Jakarta, Indonesia)

Underwire Festival (London, UK)

London International Film Festival (London, UK)

COMMFFEST Global Community Film Festival (Ontario, Canada)

Action On Film International Film Festival (California, USA)

Evolution International Film Festival Hollywood (California, USA)

Madrid International Film Festival (Madrid, Spain)

Honolulu Film Awards (Hawaii)

Athens International Film + Video Festival (Ohio, USA)

London Independent Film Festival (London, UK)

Garden State Film Festival (New Jersey, USA)

Spring ONECLOUDFEST (California, USA)

Byron Bay International Film Festival (Byron Bay, Australia)

Queens World Film Festival (New York, USA)

New York No Limits Film Series Winter (New York, USA)

Liverpool Lift-Off Film Festival (Liverpool, UK)

Short Sweet Film Fest (Ohio, USA)

Thin Line Film Festival (Texas, USA)

Bloody Hero International Film Festival (Phoenix Arizona, USA)

NJ Film Festival (New Jersey, USA)

Northern California Film Festival (California, USA)

FreeStyle Life Exhibition (Connecticut, USA)


[2012]
Love Unlimited Film Festival and Art Exhibition (California, USA)

JaxFilmFest (Florida, USA)


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