|Motherland – Trailer
MOTHERLAND takes us into the heart of the planetâ€™s busiest maternity hospital in one of the worldâ€™s poorest and most populous countries: the Philippines. The filmâ€™s viewer, like an unseen outsider dropped unobtrusively into the hospitalâ€™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, itâ€™s absorbingly intimate, rendering the women at the heart of the story increasingly familiar. Three womenâ€”Lea, Aira and Lermaâ€”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.
Directed by: Ramona S. Diaz