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      Motherland Afghanistan

      2006 1h 13m Documentary List
      Reviews 94% Audience Score 100+ Ratings Filmmaker Sedika Mojadidi documents her father's work as an obstetrician/gynecologist in Afghanistan, where one in seven women dies in childbirth. Mojadidi observes events at the Laura Bush Maternity Ward in Kabul, then at a remote provincial facility to which women often travel for days to receive treatment. Read More Read Less

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      Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat Spirituality & Practice An engrossing documentary about a compassionate doctor trying to make a difference in Afghanistan which has the second highest maternal and infant mortality rates in the world. Rated: 3/5 Apr 10, 2007 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Really good documentary. Would still love to visit afghanistan...just sayin Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review Audience Member incredible what women of other cultures endure! ...and a reminder that our ways (legal, healthcare, etc) aren't perfect; but they are a HELL of a lot better than most countries. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review Audience Member Frankly, this doc was pretty amateurish, but I think the content is SO valuable I give it 4 stars. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member A very moving documentary that brings the issues of women and healthcare in Afghanistan to the forefront. The story follows an American doctor (who was from Afghanistan) as he makes his annual humanitarian visits to Women's hospitals throughout Afghanistan's rural areas. The film shows some deplorable conditions of the so called hospitals that are supposed to serve these women (hospitals without working toilets, running water or clean medial equipment). The doctor, who also happens to be the director's father, feels like he is a "drop in the ocean." The uplifting part of the movie is to recognize that even one "small" good deed can make a big difference if it can improve the course of even one person's life. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Filmmaker Sedika Mojadidi documents her father's work as an obstetrician/gynecologist in Afghanistan, where one in seven women dies in childbirth. Mojadidi observes events at the Laura Bush Maternity Ward in Kabul, then at a remote provincial facility to which women often travel for days to receive treatment.
      Director
      Sedika Mojadidi
      Producer
      Sedika Mojadidi, Catherine Gund, Jenny Raskin
      Production Co
      Aubin Pictures
      Genre
      Documentary
      Release Date (DVD)
      Mar 20, 2007
      Runtime
      1h 13m