Ma Na Sapna - A Mother's Dream

  • Matru Sapna (Working title)
Documentary | 2011-2012 | Docu | Switzerland

Shooting data

Start of shooting20/09/2011
End of shooting15/11/2011

Project data

Film financing
Length of movie90
Aspect ratioWidescreen Europe (1 : 1,66)

    Brief synopsis

    Ma Na Sapna tells the story of several women in India, dreaming of a better future for themselves and for their families through surrogacy. The film follows six women through different stages of surrogacy and their surrogate broker in a clinic in the North-west of India. It explores the women's hopes, the conflicts they face while living together and what happens to them after they give birth to the babies. Ma Na Sapna is a subtle portrait of six mothers on their surrogate journey, giving them a voice that often remains unheard.


    Director of photographyGabriela Betschart
    DirectorValerie Blankenbyl
    EditorNatascha Cartolaro
    Unit production managerDario Schoch
    Production sound mixerManaledi LaRoche


    Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
    Valerie Blankenbyl2013First Step Award 2013DokumentarfilmeNominated
    Valerie Blankenbyl2013Max Ophüls PreisDokumentarfilmNominated
    Valerie Blankenbyl2014fsff - fünf seen film festivalWettbewerb HorizonteNominated