Motherland is a documentary that addresses the harsh realities of life for those living in third world countries. It takes a sincere look at the resilience that is needed to live such an impoverished lifestyle. Debbie Berto, Anne Magil, and Barbara Crandall are among six mothers who volunteer their time to aid needy and malnourished children in Africa. In doing so, they each attempt to come to terms with the premature deaths of their own children, and in this endeavor they hope to heal spiritually through the process of helping others who are much less fortunate. Viewers watch as these six women make their own unique personal transformations on this seventeen day mission to Africa. Although they are grieving, through their selflessness and compassion they are able to emerge better people and alleviate some of the anguish of their own losses. This film was the recipient of the Audience Award at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas.