Midwife man

Martine Asselin / 2018 / 64 min.

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Midwife man Martine Asselin 2018


Louis Maltais loves challenges. At 27, this ex-circus artist begins his training to become the first male midwife in Quebec. During 4 years, the movie follows Louis on his initiatory journey. Beyond midwifery, it tells a universal tale. A tale of transformation, about a man who, despite ordeals, doubts, and misconceptions, is determined to live out his passion.


Family, Health

Data sheet

  • Director Martine Asselin
  • Year 2018
  • Length 64 min.
  • Genre Documentary
  • Versions Original French version with English subtitles
  • Sound Stereo
  • Available formats Apple Pro Res 422 HQ, H264, DCP

Cast & Crew

  • Director, Martine Asselin
  • DOP, Marie Davignon / Philippe Chaumette / Olivier Gilbert / Gabriele Kislat / Martine Asselin
  • Editing, Josiane Lapointe
  • Sound, Roger Guérin
  • Music, Simon Bellefleur
  • Interpreter, Louis Maltais
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In 1997, having just completed her film studies, Martine leaves for a trip around the world in order to direct her first documentary film. Her passion for travels and her curiosity has never left her, translating even in her approach and allowing her to easily navigate through genres: documentary, fiction, experimentation, animation. Interested in how people find their true self while facing challenges, she tries to tell personal stories in a universal way. Her work is shown in festivals worldwide and on television.


- 2019 -
Rendez-Vous Cinéma Québec, Canada
Festival des Films du Monde de Sherbrooke, Canada
Voir en perspective, Canada
Festival du Film de Saint-Séverin, Canada
Festival du Cinéma Québécois de Biscarosse, France
Festival de Films Féministes, Canada


Year Title Length Genre
2016 Un trou dans la jambe 4 min. Documentaire
2016 Visages du cybersexe 45 min. Documentaire
2012 Démasquées... Les beautés 45 min. Documentaire
2011 Ceux qui sont là 86 min. Documentaire
2007 Québec, lieu de passage 52 min. Documentaire


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