In Karawa, Zaire, traditional midwives are eager to learn maternal and child health care from the modern sector. This is documented in a film targeted to health personnel and planners interested in primary health care in developing countries. A 23-minute movie depicts all aspects of the interactions between traditional and modern health systems in a specific rural area. We see the selection, training, collaboration and supervision in the community. The article describes the various steps for training TBAs and making a documentary movie.