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The Last Partera

As the Costa Rican government threatens to eradicate homebirth and midwifery, 95-year-old partera Doña Miriam and her protégée, nurse-midwife Rebecca Turecky, struggle to protect the tradition of women-centered healthcare. Together with a passionate community of mothers and maternal health professionals, they fight for women’s choice in childbirth and for the preservation Doña Miriam’s legacy.

The film

“The Last Partera” has been nearly three years in the making, and we are eager to bring the film to life. Through a successful crowdfunding campaign, we raised more than $25,000 and inspired a following of more than 4,000 mothers, midwives, doulas, and others who are passionate about woman-centered healthcare. In addition, we recently received a small grant from the Southern Documentary Fund and extra funding from some generous individuals. However, making an international, bi-lingual documentary filmed over the course of three years requires even more. To complete the film in 2019, we need to raise an additional $15,000. Those funds will cover a final production trip to Costa Rica and the expenses required to finish editing.

Will you join us in making this beautiful and important film?

Your contribution is tax-deductible, and, by joining us in the production of “The Last Partera,” you have the opportunity to see the completed film before it’s released to the public. Below you can read more about our different contribution levels and the incentives we’re offering those who contribute. Thanks in advance for becoming part of our team.

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