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Motherland (I) (2009)

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Six American mothers, each grieving the death of a child, journey to South Africa to volunteer with impoverished children. The strength of the people they meet and the reality of the ... See full summary »

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Barbara Crandall
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Six American mothers, each grieving the death of a child, journey to South Africa to volunteer with impoverished children. The strength of the people they meet and the reality of the poverty they witness deeply affects them. They ultimately discover hope and healing as a result of serving others, and through the unexpected friendships they form with each other. Written by Anonymous

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Six Women. Two Continents. A Journey of Hope and Healing.

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An Enlightening Film about Healing from Grief
18 March 2009 | by (Austin, TX, United States) – See all my reviews

Motherland won the audience award at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, TX. It is a beautiful filmed documentary about 6 women who lost their children and travel to small village in South Africa to help others and in the process try to heal themselves. By breaking out of their normal patterns they are able to begin to overcome their paralyzing grief and begin to rebuild their lives. South Africa is a country that is in itself going through a national process of healing from the wounds of Apartheid while simultaneously suffering from a devastating AIDS crisis. And yet, the simpler lives in a remote village provide the women with the space to experience joy and begin to recover from their own grief. They are also able to take solace in their shared experience of loss which allows them to begin again. This is powerful film on the shared human experience of grief. It also provides a key insight that the best of our own humanity is brought to the surface when we help others and that only by connecting with the rest of humanity helping others who are also in pain we are able to regain our own humanity. Of course, it also shows that all humans can benefit by helping others, because it brings out the best in us when we act selflessly.

The filming is well done and the women's characters and stories are well told. Their stories are told with a great degree of warmth and kindness. Also, the Ostrich scene is hilarious!


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