*SXSW 2012 SXEncore screenings were determined by popular vote on Tugg.com.
The award-winning documentary film Motherland explores the timeless subjects of grief and healing through the story of a very unique journey. Six women from the US, all of whom have experienced a devastating loss, travel together to South Africa to work as volunteers. In Africa, where the AIDS epidemic leaves no one without a story of loss, the women learn how solidarity and shared suffering promote healing and grace. The film focuses specifically on the grieving processes of these six women, however its lessons are universal— ultimately, it is a heartwarming story about resilience and triumph of the human spirit.