Wise Women

A film by Nicole Scherg
A 2024, 90 min.
in Production


Midwives usually accompany more than a thousand births in their lives: whether in the mountains or in tropical humidity, whether inside a high-tech operating theatre or in a small health centre.
WISE WOMEN follows midwives to these often inaccessible places, enabling us to experience and live through existential moments captured in breath-taking images.
The personal stories of the midwives become a mirror reflecting the political and economic situation in their countries. They give an idea of the values and ultimately the position of women in their society.
WISE WOMEN is an emotional experience that connects all humans, rich and poor, south and north – while pointing out the diverse privileges and requirements; from the perspective of those women who are the first ones to see us in this world.


Director, Script:

Nicole Scherg 

Marie-Thérèse Zumtobel
Natalie Schwager


Dramaturgical advise:

Emily Artmann
Unit manager:
Jona Simon


Production Manager:

Antonia Bernkopf


Executive Producer:

Michael Kitzberger



Michael Kitzberger

Wolfgang Widerhofer

Nikolaus Geyrhalter

Markus Glaser



NGF - Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion GmbH


With support of:

Österreichisches Filminstitut
Filmfonds Wien