Film phase: Completed
One of the world’s poorest and most populous countries, the Philippines, struggles with reproductive health policy—both in the legislature where laws are in debate, and in a hospital with the busiest maternity ward on the planet.
About the Director
Ramona Diaz is an award-winning filmmaker best known for her compelling character-driven documentaries that combine a profound appreciation for cinematic aesthetics and potent storytelling. Her films have demonstrated her ability to gain intimate access to the people she films—be they rock stars, first ladies, dissidents, or teachers—resulting in keenly observed moments and nuanced narratives. Ramona’s credits include Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey; Imelda; The Learning; and Spirits Rising. Aside from Motherland, she is currently working on her first narrative script. Ramona is a graduate of Emerson College, Boston, and holds an M.A. from Stanford University.