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14 Ratings


Directed by Ramona S. Diaz
United States, Philippines, 2017


This stirring vérité portrait takes us into the heart of the planet’s busiest maternity hospital—a world unto itself in the Philippines. Unseen observers in this frenetic and understaffed landscape, we enter hectic birthing rooms and pass through overcrowded hallways bursting with life.

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Motherland Directed by Ramona S. Diaz

Awards & Festivals

Sundance Film Festival

2017 | Winner: Editing Award (World Cinema - Documentary)

Independent Spirit Awards

2018 | Nominee: Best Documentary

What are people saying?

  • Mtume Gant's rating of the film Motherland

    Saw this gem at a Film Festival and it immediately became one of my favorite films of 2017. I love a documentary that just exists, lets the world tell us what to experience rather than not trust its audience enough to decide for themselves. I could have sat there longer while at the same time I hoped for this situation for these women and this society to end. Great piece

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