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)

James avatar
James

I shall not give away anything, except the fact that it was the best film of my life!

Wayne S. avatar
Wayne S.

I thought it was good. I enjoyed it and it's a movie I'd watch again in the future.

Beverly avatar
Beverly

Was a great blend of talent and action !

Amber Watkins avatar
Amber Watkins

Patar Simatupang did great job! This film is a visual spectacle with beautiful wide shots and a great storyline!

Carl S. avatar
Carl S.

Great movie. Seriously, stop reading reviews and go watch it!

Paul avatar
Paul

There is no denying that this is a very good movie. The acting is great and it tells a good story.

Johnny Elliott avatar
Johnny Elliott

Every genre has the potential to be 'done well'... and this film meets those expectations.

Linda avatar
Linda

This is the first time I’m writing a review because i was so happy leaving the theater. The movie has it all. Great actors, a very, very, VERY great script and a awesome story.