"If we want peace in the world,
we also have to let our children be born in peace."
Angelina Martinez Miranda

About Me

Maurizio Parro
Art Director & Founder of 

Tree of Life-Video 

Communication Beyond Words 


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Maurizio Parro (1977), is an independent italian "Heartist" who was born and lived in Switzerland. He has degrees in Decoration, Graphic Art and Theater Set Design. For the last twelve years, Maurizio has worked as an artist throughout Europe, Mexico, and Central America. He taught painting to children, teenagers and adults in Switzerland, Mexico and Guatemala.

In 2005, he worked on a short film project about a therapy called Perinatal Sensory Education, created by Martine de Nardi and became deeply interested in natural childbirth and women’s health during pregnancy. Since then, Maurizio studied with Martine De Nardi first as her assistant to her classes with midwives and nurses training to be Perinatal Sensory Therapists. In 2009,  after four years of study and practice with babies, pregnant women and couples in individual and groups he became the only men Certified Perinatal Sensory Educator and Therapist at the Point d’Appui Institute in Paris (France) affiliated at the Fernando Pessoa University of Porto (Portugal).

Maurizio’s therapy techniques are influenced by Art Martial Sensoriel, also created by Martine de Nardi and based in Fascia-Therapy and Somatic-Psycho Education issued from the osteopath and physiotherapist Danis Bois's researches and combined with different martial arts techniques such as Aikido and Judo. This very new method can also be a support for pregnant women and couples to strengthen their determination, their stability and to teach them how to manage stress and emotions and finally create a deep and empathic relationship with their unborn child and move with it before and during the delivery day. In this sensorial training, the partner is more than welcome! 

 In 2010 Maurizio went to Mexico recording a documentary about the future of the traditional midwives. There he met Angelina Martinez and one of her patients, Azucena, and he realized for them his first feature-length film

Maurizio is passionated of healthy food, of love and documentaries (with a collection of more than 300 DVDs based on Human Rights themes from all over the world).

 In 2010 he bought his first semi-pro camera and 2 mics to go travel in Mexico, recording a documentary about the future of the traditional midwives. In 2010, Maurizio realized his first feature-length film project, Born in Mexico; The Day I Became a Mother. 
Through this movie he wishes to show a positive look at Mexican Midwifery and on the natural potential of women to give life. Above all, his aim is to strengthen and defend the work of midwives throughout the world.

Through Tree of Life-Video, Maurizio wishes to create an independent video production which aim is to defend, by media-communications (documentary, graphic and artistic projects) our basic Human Rights as the right to have a natural birth.
Maurizio is especially keened on childbirth situation spreaded all around the world and problems concerning the childhood and health care.

Why Tree of Life-Video?

The Tree of Life refers to the traditional image we may percieve on the placenta after 
the baby's born.

The concept of a tree of life has been used in science, religion, philosophy, mythology, and other areas. A tree of life is a mystical concept alluding to the interconnectedness of all life on our planet; and a metaphor for common descent in the evolutionary sense.
The tree of knowledge, connecting to heaven and the underworld, and the tree of life, connecting all forms of creation, are both forms of the world tree or cosmic tree, according to the Encyclopædia Britannica, and are portrayed in various religions and philosophies as the same tree.

The placenta often plays an important role in various cultures, with many societies conducting rituals regarding its disposal. In the Western world, the placenta is most often incinerated.
Some cultures bury the placenta for various reasons. The Māori of New Zealand traditionally bury the placenta from a newborn child to emphasize the relationship between humans and the earth. Likewise, the Navajo bury the placenta and umbilical cord at a specially chosen site, particularly if the baby dies during birthIn Cambodia and Costa Rica, burial of the placenta is believed to protect and ensure the health of the baby and the mother. If a mother dies in childbirth, the Aymara of Bolivia bury the placenta in a secret place so that the mother's spirit will not return to claim her baby's life.

The placenta is believed by some communities to have power over the lives of the baby or its parents. The Kwakiutl of British Columbia bury girls' placentas to give the girl skill in digging clams, and expose boys' placentas to ravens to encourage future prophetic visions. In Turkey, the proper disposal of the placenta and umbilical cord is believed to promote devoutness in the child later in life. In Ukraine, Transylvania, and Japan, interaction with a disposed placenta is thought to influence the parents' future fertility.
Several cultures believe the placenta to be or have been alive, often a relative of the baby. Nepalese think of the placenta as a friend of the baby; Malaysian Orang Asli regard it as the baby's older sibling. The Ibo of Nigeria consider the placenta the deceased twin of the baby, and conduct full funeral rites for it Native Hawaiians believe that the placenta is a part of the baby, and traditionally plant it with a tree that can then grow alongside the child. Various cultures in Indonesia, such as Javanese, believe that the placenta has a spirit and needs to be buried outside the family house.
In some cultures, the placenta is eaten, a practice known as placentophagy. In some eastern cultures, such as China and Hong Kong, the dried placenta is thought to be a healthful restorative and is sometimes used in preparations of traditional Chinese medicine and various health products.