Motherland Afghanistan

Motherland Afghanistan

Director: Sedika Mojadidi

Cast: Sedika Mojadidi

     
 
In a country where once in seven women dies during childbirth, a filmmaker whose compassionate father works in women's medicine strives to provide optimism and hope to patients who endure their debilitating illnesses with remarkable courage. Sedika Mojadidi's father once worked in Kabul's Laura Bush Maternity Ward - where scare medical supplies, outdated equipment,

Overview

In a country where once in seven women dies during childbirth, a filmmaker whose compassionate father works in women's medicine strives to provide optimism and hope to patients who endure their debilitating illnesses with remarkable courage. Sedika Mojadidi's father once worked in Kabul's Laura Bush Maternity Ward - where scare medical supplies, outdated equipment, and even clogged toilets rendered virtually impossible the proper care of his patents. When Mojadidi travels to a modest, but newly erected hospital in the Ghazni region to follow his father's career, however, he soon discovers that despite the lack of an experienced medical staff and a desperate need for training, women are willing to travel for days to receive treatment in what has come to be known as a nurturing and caring environment.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/20/2007
UPC:
0720229912600
Original Release:
2006
Rating:
NR
Source:
First Run Features
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:14:00
Sales rank:
76,115

Special Features

Deleted scenes; Biographies; Trailer gallery

Related Subjects

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Motherland Afghanistan
1. Something Positive [3:38]
2. In Need of Supplies [5:02]
3. Blacklisted [8:25]
4. Cultural Differences [6:53]
5. Good Intentions [6:23]
6. The Trip to Jaghori [7:18]
7. Surpassing Expectations [6:46]
8. Premature Labor [6:26]
9. Educating Women & Children [6:15]
10. A Complicated Surgery [6:13]
11. A Drop in the Ocean [7:16]
12. Credits [2:21]

Videos

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >