An Extraordinary Mother

An Extraordinary Mother

The film follows Sari before pregnancy until after giving birth. Her incredible strength and courage has brought this mother to life, and to continue to be responsible for the family. For her there is no way out, quitting from her job as an unofficial traffic attendant is not an option. Pregnant for the 5th time puts Sari in to a busier schedule. She is traumatic and doesn't trust hospitals. Then the answer is simply to work more hours to save pennies to pay a midwife she trusts. Director's Statement on the Topic, Story and Approach: As stated above in the topic summary, this matter seems to be continuously in existence regardless promises some politicians to proclaim in their campaigns. I found it too much of a challenge without possibility to produce film with a lot of facts and numbers covered from all slides to make something in a good balance. The decision was I picked an approach that was as if this film was a narrative with Sari as protagonist. Other supporting layers were led by supporting actors. This approach has put me away from wanting to make a journalistic documentary. For this, it took me 5 years to work on the project for I had to work much closer with editor and did much corrections. Director's Experience on the Topic: My mother went through the same situation as Sari. The end was, before she finally died from illness all of us in the family had to leave school. At the same time, our father left us.

Running Time
1 hours 17 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
Patar Simatupang
Country
Indonesia
Year
2017
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about documentary «An Extraordinary Mother» (19)

Roger Price avatar
Roger Price

I was not expecting to like it at all and was thoroughly surprised that I enjoyed it so much.

Madison avatar
Madison

A few scenes that didn't care for but hard to find good movies these days.

Joseph Wade avatar
Joseph Wade

This is one of THE best original Documentary movies to come out in a long time! The cinematography, ORIGINAL choreography, story, cast and acting are all spot-on! The over-all production quality is top!

Sharon C. avatar
Sharon C.

It was a very nice movie. Just try to have fun and you will enjoy it.

Lori Shaw avatar
Lori Shaw

A movie of the highest order! Directed by Patar Simatupang has outdone himself. This is seriously his best film to date.

Ann Gibson avatar
Ann Gibson

Well thought out Documentary and story line. I'll watch it again.

Rose G. avatar
Rose G.

The quintessential Documentary movie. One of my favorite! A timeless classic, one of the best of all time.

Samuel Cunningham avatar
Samuel Cunningham

Well thought out script. Not sure it is a five but better than a four star.

Ryan Mendoza avatar
Ryan Mendoza

If you are movie fans you'll love the film! Totally worth the experience!