Greta’s Geburt

Katja Baumgarten, Germany, 2023, 96 min., documentary, OmeU

What could be worse than the death of a human being? Little Greta is born lifeless and cannot be resuscitated despite the intensive efforts of her obstetrician and an emergency physician. She dies. But it is not only for her parents that nothing is the same since then. Four years later, Greta’s midwife, who is also a doctor, finds herself in the dock in court. The charge: attempted manslaughter. Questions arise: Could Greta’s death have been prevented? Was it the obstetrician’s misconduct that led to it? For the accused, a nightmare begins, captured in the harrowing narrative of a dedicated filmmaker that continues to resonate for a long time.