There’s a general absence of regard for and comprehension of the Philippines, that Asian archipelago country of more than 7,000 islands with a dim Spanish-American pilgrim history. All the news we get nowadays is that the nation is being assaulted by struggle with Muslim aggressors and a medication war keep running by as of late chose president Rodrigo Duterte, a neglectful cattle rustler who once called President Obama “a child of a prostitute.”
Be that as it may, there’s significantly more to the Philippines. Begin with life. Bunches of it. With a generally Catholic populace that just as of late outperformed 100 million, the Philippines is confronting earth shattering open doors and impediments. The nation is developing, yet it is damaged by destitution and government confusion.
Another narrative, “Homeland,” which opened Friday in New York City and will open on Sept. 22nd in Santa Monica, goes far toward helping our absence of learning as it zeroes in on the general population who populate what might be the busiest maternity ward on the planet: the Fabella Hospital in Manila, which can at times witness 100 births in a 24-hour duration.
Chief Ramona Diaz takes a singing, legit, silver screen vérité approach, drenching herself, and us, in the stuffed, once in a while disordered, dependably candidly elevated, states of the ward.
We get the opportunity to see life sire life on a most individual level, and all of a sudden the Philippines never again appears to be so far away. Salon asked Diaz, a veteran producer (“Imelda,” “Don’t Stop Believin'”) and Guggenheim individual, about”Motherland.”