“You will give birth in pain.” Why? Are there no other ways? Other stories? Birth should not always rhyme with suffering. Crotch Stories transmits a new imaginary: that of women who reclaim their bodies and their childbirth labor. Through a soft and pastel aesthetic, this stop motion documentary offers us another vision of childbirth. A vision that puts women back at the center of the process; their concerns, their desires and their pleasure becoming the catalysts of a moment that should belong to them.
Graduated from INA as a camera operator, self-taught director Myleine Guiard-Schmid undertook an internship in animation cinema at the Graphoui workshops in Brussels. Between 2018 and 2020, she worked from her studio in Burgundy on her first documentary short film in animation.
Crotch Stories was presented at the IDFA, the Escales documentaires, the États généraux du film documentaire de Lussas and the Montreal Feminist Film Festival.
9:35 PM Session 3
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