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1 hr. 20 min.

Plot Summary
Six American mothers who have lost children travel to South Africa to help impoverished children and each experiences hope and healing as a result of their work.

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Director: Jennifer Steinman

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: Gigantic Pictures, LLC

Motherland (2008)

Release Date: August 26th, 2009|1 hr. 20 min.

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    Walter Addiego San Francisco Chronicle

    Filmmaker Doris Yeung tries to mix a whodunit with a story of explosive family dynamics, but the effort succumbs to a weak script and a one-note lead performance. show more

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    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    Part murder mystery, part dysfunctional family drama and part meditation on the elusiveness of the American dream, Motherland doesn't fully succeed on any of its levels. show more

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    Village Voice

    Despite its ambitious combination of murder mystery and cautionary immigration tale, Motherland doesn't quite hold together, lacking both the fuel to reach a rolling, procedural boil and the intimacy to simmer with emotion. show more

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