My Scar

A film by Mirjam Unger und Judith Raunig
A 2014, 52 Min.
HDCam
Fertiggestellt

Synopsis

 

The section. A cut in the lower abdomen. Into the uterus.

Though the Caesarean Section may be considered normal in our society, it still marks an incursion into a woman's body and life that is far more difficult to process than generally claimed.

 

The film focuses on how deliveries by C-Section are perceived by those affected. In moving interviews, men and women recount their expectations and wishes regarding birth procedures. They talk about physical and emotional sensations that evolved around this planned or unplanned event and the repercussions they may have faced in the aftermath. We get to know their stories and learn about how they managed to overcome the often traumatic experience – and even take something positive out of it.

 

In addition to multiple facts and data, the film also presents us with physicians, midwifes and psychologists sharing their views on the topic of Caesarean Section in society and talking about research results, advantages/disadvantages and the possible implications of a C-Section. 

 

Credits

 
Director: 
Mirjam Unger
 
Script:

Mirjam Unger and Judith Raunig

 

Idea: 

Judith Raunig

 

Director of Photography:

Eva Testor

 

Assistant Camera:

Christian Flatzek

 

Sound:

Peter Utvary

Klaus Kellermann

 
Editing:

Niki Mossböck

 

Production Manager:

Daniela Patz

 

Executive Producer:

Markus Glaser

 
Producers:

Markus Glaser

Wolfgang Widerhofer

Michael Kitzberger

Nikolaus Geyrhalter

 

Production:

NGF Geyrhalterfilm

 

With Support of:

ORF

Fernsehfonds Austria

Filmfonds Wien

Land Niederösterreich Kultur  

 

 

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Awards

Nomination for the Austrian film and TV prize ROMY in the category Best TV-Documentary, (2015)
Nomination for the Austrian Fernsehpreis der Erwachsenenbildung, (2015)


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