Press & Comments

The real strength of your video is that it tells it how it is and allows Indigenous people the space and time to show how things can be different.” Trevor Jewell, Manager of Mercy Community Health Service.

“I have shown it to midwifery students who find it inspiring – many said they’d go and work in remote areas and take birthing back to the bush after seeing it.”  Nicky Leap, Midwife

“Birth Rites is a most powerful film.” Professor Fiona Stanley, Director TVW Telethon Institute for Child Health Research.


“Producer-director Jennifer Gherardi has chosen her subjects well.”

Michael Idato, Sydney Morning Herald

“Poignant and often beautifully shot.”

Fergus Hill, The Age

“Birth Rites takes a partisan approach mounting a passionate case”

Sheena MacLean, The Australian