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Release Date: August 26th, 2009

Not Yet Rated|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.

Director: Jennifer Steinman

Genres: Documentary

Distributors: Gigantic Pictures, LLC

Ratings & Reviews

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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