#14. Motherland (2017)



– Director: Ramona S. Diaz

– Metascore: 84

– IMDb user rating: 7.1

– Runtime: 94 minutes

The viewer gains access to one of the busiest maternity hospitals in the Philippines in “Motherland.” The film documents the experiences of mothers, their families, and the hospital staff with humor and heart. The eye-opening view into these women’s lives and the poverty many of them face, which exposes them to a continuous cycle of pregnancy and childbirth, is explored with acuity and honesty.