Ma Na Sapna – A Mother’s Dream

Documentary, 86min, 2013
directed by Valerie Gudenus
produced by Dario Schoch
© by Zurich University of the Arts

Synopsis
The film follows six women through and their surrogate broker through different stages of surrogacy in a clinic in the North-West of India. It explores the women’s hopes, the joys and conflicts they face while living together and the inevitable moment of giving up their newborn child. Ma Na Sapna is a subtle portrait of six mothers on their surrogate journey, giving them a voice that often remains unheard.

Awards
Dokfest Munich | Germany | 2010 | Speed Pitch Award
Victor Alexis Thalberg Award | Switzerland | 2013 | Best Documentary
Docudays Kiev | Ukraine | 2014 | Docu/Right Award Best Documentary

Nominations
First Steps Awards, Berlin | Germany | 2013 | Best Documentary

Festivals
SWIKOS Kurzfilm Festival | Switzerland | 2013
Visions du Réel | Switzerland | 2013
Festroia | Portugal | 2013
Vancouver International Film Festival | Canada | 2013
Message to Man Film Festival | Russia | 2013
Kasseler Dokfest | Germany | 2013
Max Ophüls Preis | Germany | 2014
Solothurner Filmtage | Switzerland | 2014
Docudays UA | Ukraine | 2014
Fünf Seen Filmfestival | Germany | 2014
One World | Czech Republic | 2014
DokFest Munich | Germany | 2014
Verzio Documentary Film Festival | Hungary | 2014
Jeden Svent Film Festival | Slovakia | 2014