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PrintInternational Arthouse Series

icon movementMovement: Asian Pacific America


  • 2017
  • Directed By: Ramona S. Diaz
  • Rated Not Rated
  • Documentary
  • 94 Minutes
  1. Saturday, April 7, 2018 7:00 p.m.
Image from the film Motherland.

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. 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. In Filipino with English subtitles. (2K DCP Presentation)