April 14, 2018 @ 2:00 PM
Director: Ramona Diaz, Philippines, 2017, 94 mins, ages 12+, F-Rated
(In Filipino with English Subtitles)
“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 humour suggest a strength that they will certainly have to summon in the years ahead” motherland-film.com
Plus short film:
Directors: Stephanie Chiew, Joan Chung, Canada, 2015, 5 mins 40’’, U, F-Rated, Animation
A single mother, pushed beyond her limit by an overwhelming number of tasks and chores, falls into a coma after her consciousness is split from her body. It is now up to her children to help their mother and make everything right by understanding their Mother and realising how much she has done for them.
Short Film Courtesy: Stephanie Chiew and team at Studio Kokorosh
After the success of our very first film season during Autumn and Winter 2017, we continue celebrating the diverse communities in Trowbridge and surrounding areas through film. This will be in Spring and early Summer 2018 with a second season of our Community Cinema programme curated by Lorena Pino. This time we are exploring the central topic of motherhood - as a cycle in different stages - with three triple F-Rated films. That means they are directed by women, written by women and portray women on screen in their own right!