Schwere Geburt

documentary | 60 min | D 2009


„Schwere Geburt“ is a documentary film about a young mother who decides to bear a child, despite all the difficulties of an unexpected pregnancy. At first she is full of self-criticism and doubts whether she will ever be a good mother to her child. Once she has accepted her own rebirth as a mother, she begins to cope with the challenges of motherhood. “Schwere Geburt” is a film about fears, as well as the special power of parenthood.

project details

script and directing: Christa Pfafferott

production: avindependents

co-production: SWR, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg

producer Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg: Kathrin Tabler

premiere: „Highlights“ Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg 2009

TV-premiere: 11. Oktober 2010, 23:30 p.m., SWR „Junger Dokumentarfilm“


script and directing: Christa Pfafferott

cinematography: Stevo Arendt

editing: Frank Brandstetter

sound: Julian Peuker

music: Alex Cortex

festivals & awards


FBW: Justification of jury in German (PDF)

„Dokumentary of the month“ by Filmbewertungsstelle Wiesbaden

nominated for FIRST STEPS Award 2009, category: documentary film

Filmschau Baden-Württemberg

Festival du Documentaire Étudiant Paris

Göttingen International Ethnographic Film Festival

Familienbildungsstätte Bonn

NAFA International Ethnographic Film Festival Denmark