What if fighting for the future of your country meant going against some of its most traditional values? Motherland is a documentary about the women who shake tradition to rid their country of landmines leftover from an ethnic war in the 90’s. In their society they are a kind of outcast; but together they form a collective, supporting each other as they take on a non-traditional role in the future of their war-torn republic.
This documentary film follows five women who work full-time as deminers. They put themselves at great risk in order to save the lives of countless people who use these lands to farm, collect wood, attend school, and rebuild their villages. Despite their courageous work, they still face the stigma of independent, working women in a country where women are often the property and responsibility of men. In following their stories, we explore not only their dangerous work, but their lives as they wrestle with the pain of their pasts, their dreams for the future of their children and their country, and the immense joy and bonds they share.
Official Selection of the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, Camden International Film Festival, Brooklyn Film Festival, and Hot Springs International Documentary Film Festival. For more, go to www.motherlandfilm.org
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