Ramona S. Diaz’s 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. Among the busy schedule of births, 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. An absorbing look into the majestic beauty and terrifying mortality of childbirth, MOTHERLAND is an intimate look at the miracle of life.
In Person: Director Ramona S. Diaz
In English and Filipino with English Subtitles