Caring for the Cradle: Mangyans and Maternal Health (Philippines)

For Rainy Day (Vietnam)

Mr. Jewel Ranier Ocampo

This documentary looks at how an indigenous group called the “Mangyan” (Alagan), in Mindoro Oriental, an island 6 hours away from Manila. It documents how their traditional birth methods are threatening them and why it’s not so easy for them to get modern medical assistance. The documentary also shows how a simple idea can help the Mangyan reduce their maternal mortality rate.