New film: Sundance-bound Motherland

Our new film is the Sundance Film Festival-bound Motherland, which premieres in the World Documentary competition! Motherland is the new film from director Ramona Diaz and takes us inside the world's busiest maternity hospital. The 2017 Sundance Film Festival runs from the 19th to the 29th of January in Park City, Utah. The Dogwoof Global team will be attending the festival and are happy to share the news of this incredible film ahead of Sundance.

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. The film’s viewer, like an unseen outsider dropped unobtrusively into the hospital’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, it's absorbingly intimate, rendering the women at the heart of the story increasingly familiar. 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. 

Screenings at Sundance Film Festival 2017:

Sat 21 Jan - 15:15 - Temple Theatre
Mon 23 Jan - 13:00 - Redstone Cinema 2
Tue 24 Jan - 8:30 - Holiday Village Cinema 1 P&I Screening
Thu 26 Jan - 18:45 - Broadway Centre Cinema 3
Fri 27 Jan - 12:15 - Holiday Village Cinema 2
Sat 28 Jan - 9:15 - Holiday Village Cinema 2