You are Me & I am You

A documentary about Carmen Cumba, an indigenous midwife in the High Sierras of Ecuador who despite many hardships and obstacles has dedicated her life to helping the women of her community both as an Ancestral medicine practitioner and as an advocate for equality for her fellow midwives in Ecuador.

Director Bio

After a successful career in the music business, Melissa decided to enter the film industry in 2002 where she began working in film on a variety of TV and film productions for networks like ABC, NBC, LIFETIME, as well as for many independent production companies. In 2012 she released her 1st feature length documentary on the 1960's teen garage rock scene called "Teen A Go Go" as director and producer. It screened at music and film festivals around the world and was on Netflix for 2 years. In recent years she has been producing on a variety of independent scripted films as well as documentaries.


  • Directed by:Melissa Kirkendall
  • Written by:Melissa Kirkendall
  • Produced by:Melissa Kirkendall & Adam Dietrich
  • Runtime:15 mins
  • Completion Date:September 12, 2020
  • Country of Origin:United States
  • Country of Filming:Ecuador
  • Language:Spanish
  • Category:Non-Fiction
  • Selection:Main Competition - Programme 13
  • In Person Screening Time & Venue:Nov 6th Bridgeways Ballymahon 2 - 3pm
  • Online Screening TimeNov 7th 10am - 10pm
  • Links: Instagram

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