Motherland Afghanistan

Motherland Afghanistan

DVD - 2006
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Afghanistan today has the second highest maternal and infant mortality rates in the world. Filmmaker Sedika Mojadidi reveals the extent of this tragedy by documenting the 2003 return to Afghanistan of her father, Dr. Qudrat Mojadidi (an OB/GYN who emigrated to the U.S. in 1972) as he attempts to rehabilitate Kabul's Rabia Balkhi Hospital with the promised support of the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. The film focuses on Dr. Mojadidi's emergency treatment of three Afghan women: Kakujan, who had received inadequate care from a midwife during a home birth; Sitara, who had traveled far to receive treatment after prolonged obstructed labor in her remote village; and Sharifa, who Dr. Mojadidi discovered was pregnant with a second twin after the first baby had died.
Publisher: [Brooklyn, N.Y.] : First Run/Icarus Films, c2006.
Branch Call Number: DVD 618.2 Motherla 21-DAY
Characteristics: 1 DVD-video (73 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.


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