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MOTHERLAND

Kidlat Entertainment - 94 min
  • DIRECTOR: Ramona S. Diaz

SHOWTIMES 09/14/2017 (change date):

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Synopsis:

Motherland takes us into the heart of the planet’s busiest maternity hospital in one of the world’s poorest and most populous countries: the Philippines. The film’s viewer, like an unseen outsider dropped unobtrusively into the hospital’s stream of activity, passes through hallways, enters rooms and listens in on conversations. At first, the surrounding people are strangers. But as the film continues, it's absorbingly intimate, rendering the women at the heart of the story increasingly familiar. Three women—Lea, Aira and Lerma—emerge to share their stories with other mothers, their families, doctors and social workers. While each of them faces daunting odds at home, their optimism, honesty and humor suggest a strength that they will certainly have to summon in the years ahead.

*** Q&As w/ Director Ramona Diaz on Saturday 9/9 and Sunday 9/10 at the 7:15PM shows ***

 

Winner, World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Commanding Vision, 2017 Sundane Film Festival

Official Selection, 67th Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin

 

"Kafkaesque" - Screen Slate

"Lively and engaging" - Variety

"An eye opening, moving and often shocking film" - ScreenDaily

"Engaging, intimate and full of life" - Film School Rejects

"Immersive" - The Hollywood Reporter

"A remarkable work of documentary storytelling, raw, intimate and subsequently quite profound" - Hammer to Nail

"A fascinating snapshot of a country" - Salt Lake City Weekly

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