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Cleveland International Film Festival } March 30 – April 10, 2022

Motherland Afghanistan

Year: 2006
Country: AFGHANISTAN, USA
Run Time: 73 minutes

Motherland Afghanistan

Following three decades of war, Afghanistan currently has the second highest infant and maternal mortality rates in the world. In MOTHERLAND AFGHANISTAN, Afghan-American filmmaker Sedika Mojadidi journeys to her native country for the first time in over 30 years. Her purpose is to document the work of her father, obstetrician/gynecologist Qudrat Mojadidi, as he struggles to change this tragic statistic for mothers and newborns in Afghanistan. Since the 1980s, Dr. Mojadidi has been risking his life to aid refugee women on the Afghan border. In 2003, after the U.S. government promises support, Dr. Mojadidi travels within the country both to tend to patients and, more importantly, to educate the severely under-trained staff at Kabul's Rabia Balkhi Hospital. Still, dirty facilities, a lack of supplies, and unfulfilled government promises leave his mission nearly impossible. But he is not to be deterred. Sedika Mojadidi's documentary about her father and her homeland is both emotional and intelligent, both heartbreaking and hopeful. (In English and Dari with English subtitles) – E.J.B.

CIFF31 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Thursday, March 22, 2007 at 9:15 PM -
Thursday, March 22, 2007 at 10:30 PM

  • This screening has been cancelled.

Saturday, March 24, 2007 at 2:15 PM -
Saturday, March 24, 2007 at 3:30 PM

  • This screening has been cancelled.

Director
Sedika Mojadidi

Producer
Catherine Gund, Jenny Raskin, Sedika Mojadidi

Cinematography
Erica Soehngen, Helen Lee

Editing
Roger Schulte

Principal Cast
Dr. Qudratullah Mojadidi, Sedika Mojadidi, Dr. Nafisa Mojadidi

Film Contact

Lutheran Hospital

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