Motherland the Film - A Tribute to Those Coping with Grief
Posted Aug 16 2009 10:23pm
Motherland the Film is an amazing look at six women's journey of healing following the loss of a child by reaching out to help others half a world away.
Film-maker and director Jennifer Steinman documents a 17-day trip to South Africa of six grieving women from different parts of the United States to visit what Stephen Lewis, UN envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa, refers to as "an entire continent in mourning."
Unexpectedly and eight thousand miles from home, each finds comfort and healing in a landscape that appears, at first, to offer little more than melancholy.
You can also listen to an interview with director Jennifer Steinman about the making of the film
This film really speaks to the healing power of volunteerism and also of the benefits of grieving in a community.
Awards for the Film "Motherland" was the winner of the 2009 Emerging Visions Audience Award at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival. Its other awards include the Jury Prize for Best Feature at the 2009 Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival and Best Documentary at the 2009 California Independent Film Festival.
Opening Online - August 26, 2009 You can watchMotherland the Film when it premieres onlineAugust 26, 2009 on Gigantic Digital for the amazingly low price of $2.99 for a three day access pass. Visit Gigantic Digital to find out more about accessing this inspirational film.