MOTHERLAND

 

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AWARDS
Audience Award, SXSW Film Festival
Jury Prize: Best Documentary, California Independent Film Festival

Jury Prize: Best Feature, Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival

 

OFFICIAL SELECTION
Heartland Film Festival

Atlanta Film Festival

DOXA Documentary Film Festival
Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival
...and many more

The award-winning documentary film MOTHERLAND explores the timeless subjects of grief and healing through the story of a very unique journey. When six women from the US--- all of whom have experienced a devastating loss-- travel together to volunteer with children in need in South Africa, they find an opportunity to experience their pain as a part of a community, and to find healing through service to others. In South Africa, where the AIDS epidemic leaves no one without a story of grief, the mothers learn from another culture how solidarity and shared suffering promote healing and grace.  While the film focuses specifically on the grieving processes of these six women, it illuminates universal lessons about grief and healing across diverse cultures. Ultimately it is a story about resilience, triumph of the human spirit and the power of unconditional love.

© 2016 by JENNIFER STEINMAN STERNIN