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Motherland

Year
2017
Country
Philippines, United States
Duration
94’
Director
Ramona S. Diaz

The official birth of the 100-millionth Filipino child in the Dr Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital attracts a huge flock of reporters that disrupts the day-to-day running of the hospital. The specialist maternity hospital in Manila is generally a place of refuge and seclusion from the metropolitan outside world that surrounds it. The image that is rendered by the hospital is one of cheerful women, baby in belly or arm, exchanging not only tales of birth, but also of their husbands' secret sexual desires. The women share everything, including their beds, their suffering and their joy. It is only when visiting hours arrive and the loved ones interfere that their microcosm is shattered and the everyday problems of poverty and gang violence begin to creep in.

CREW
Director: Ramona S. Diaz
Producer: Ramona S. Diaz, Rey Cuerdo, Leah Marino
Operator: Nadia Hallgren, Clarissa De Los Reyes
Editor: Leah Marino
Sound: Mark Laccay
Production
CineDiaz, cinediaz@cinediaz.com
Sales
Dogwoof, +44 20 72536244, ana@dogwoof.com
Awards
2017 – Sundance Film Festival, Editing Award; Munich International Documentary Festival, Viktor Award
Director
Ramona S. Diaz

Ramona S. Diaz was born in Manila. She earned an MA in Communications. Alongside her work as a director, screenwriter, producer and editor, Ramona S. Diaz conducts production and post-production workshops in the United States and numerous African countries, among others.

Filmography

Selected: Exits (1992), Spirits Rising (1995), Imelda (2003), The Learning (2010), Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey (2012), Motherland (2017)

Red hall
Ukraine cinema
Arkhitektora Horodetskoho St, 5
Original language with English and Ukrainian subtitles
By tickets
Thursday
29 March 2018
21:15
XVII INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
20–29
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