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Film Fridays: "Motherland"

  • Columbia Journalism School, Joseph D. Jamail Lecture Hall, 3rd Floor Pulitzer Hall, 2950 Broadway New York, NY, 10027 (map)

Join us for a screening of "Motherland," followed by a Q&A with Director Ramona Diaz. 

"Motherland" takes us into the planet’s busiest maternity hospital in one of the world’s poorest and most populous countries: the Philippines. Like an unseen outsider, we're dropped into the hospital’s astonishing stream of activity, pass through hallways and enter rooms, and listen in on conversations. At first, the surrounding people are strangers. But as this Sundance award winning film continues, it's absorbingly intimate, the women increasingly familiar. Three of them—Lea, Aira and Lerma—emerge to share their stories, inspiring us with optimism, honesty and humor. 

Pizza will be served. Free and open to the public, no RSVP/registration required. 

This event is part of the Film Fridays Series, which screens first-run documentaries followed by conversations with the filmmakers. The series is sponsored by the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Awards and the Columbia Journalism School Documentary Program. 



Earlier Event: January 18
Film Fridays: "Exodus" Screening and Q&A
Later Event: February 9
Film Fridays: "Far From the Tree"