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Motherland Afghanistan
Motherland Afghanistan
Actor: Dr. Qudrat Mojadidi
Director: Sedika Mojadidi
Genres: Documentary
UR     2007     1hr 14min

Afghanistan today has the second highest maternal and infant mortality rates in the world. After nearly thirty years of war and occupation, the nation's medical system has been devastated and its doctors and other medical ...  more »


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Actor: Dr. Qudrat Mojadidi
Director: Sedika Mojadidi
Genres: Documentary
Sub-Genres: Documentary
Studio: First Run Features
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 03/20/2007
Original Release Date: 02/14/2007
Theatrical Release Date: 02/14/2007
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 1hr 14min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

A moving story of compassion, unforgettable
John Bald | Maine, United States | 04/29/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I watched this movie tonight and I'm sure I'll never forget it. This is the real world, real people, real problems. Dr. Mojadidi is an interesting character himself, and we see him leave his lovely comfortable home in the U.S. to travel to a poor, dusty land to help a few Afghani patients and to teach the determined Afghani doctors. You'll watch a lot of it and say Wow. Very human, with a mixture of strength and love and misery and hope. Thank you, Ms. Mojadidi, for introducing the world to your father. He is an inspiration."
An afghani doctor and his family
jibli | 05/22/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"this is a very well-made and quite moving documentary about an afghani doctor and his family who return after many years in the u.s.a. to help out in the post-taliban era...........the only thing i can complain about is that instead of afghani musicians doing the soundtrack they have used westerners, but they're not offensive.... there is, however, a brief song by a hazara rubab player....the doctor reminds me of the iraqi journalist in "control room", doing his best in a very difficult situation...."
Cultural Arts Center of Saint Louis recommends
Linsey A. Daman | Saint Louis, MO | 07/08/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"One in Seven Afghan women die in childbirth. An Afghan doctor struggles to make a difference.

Dr. Mojadidi, a specialist in women's health, decides to return to his war-ravaged homeland to help rebuild and modernize the hospitals and clinics which serve the women of Afghanistan. Motherland Afghanistan is an inspiring portrait of dedication and fortitude in some of the most harsh and unforgiving physical, political and cultural terrains on Earth.

CAC's Comments: In Afghanistan, if you wanted to have surgery you must pre-purchase your own suture material and gauze at a pharmacy before going to the hospital. Not much is provided for you and the same goes for medicines. After International donations and non-profit funding, certain Afghan hospitals have had the opportunity to modernize their standards and health codes.
Very Interesting
Denise Maki | 05/30/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I'm very interested in Afghanistan and I would love to help them medically someday. I was so excited to see this movie, and I was NOT let down. It showed the issues in Afghanistan so well and it showed how much this doctor truly is helping the country. This is a great movie"