2017 | Documentary | USA/Philippines | 94 min
On September 5th, the AAAFF and the Violet Crown Cinema team up for a special presentation of MOTHERLAND, the newest documentary from Ramona S. Diaz (DON’T STOP BELIEVIN’: EVERYMAN’S JOURNEY). Editor Leah Marino will be doing a post-screening Q&A.
Winner of a Special Jury Award for Commanding Vision at Sundance 2017, MOTHERLAND takes viewers inside Manila’s Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital. In the bustling rooms of the world’s busiest maternity ward, the new mothers find humor and community among each other, providing “a lively and engaging glimpse” (Variety) at a rarely-seen side of Filipino society.