The documentary film ‘Mother there is no more than one’, directed by Jesús García, co-director of ‘Medjugorje, the film’, will hit theaters on October 20 to show the testimonies of six mothers that the director describes as “anti-system” for exercising a “happy and full” motherhood against “current social pressure”, and which aims to pay “a tribute” to all mothers. García and her team want to send “a message of hope” and demonstrate with this piece, “through emotion and laughter”, that, “although motherhood is a sacrifice it is also – and, above all – a gift , an enormous satisfaction, the greatest act of generosity”. The ‘film’, an initiative of the Gospa Arts Foundation and distributed by European Dreams Factory, collects the testimonies of six mothers, Olatz, Ana, Isa, María, Blanca and Bea, who explain how they combine motherhood with everyday life and with his professional career. The protagonists of the film tell how they are exposed to comments such as “it is not responsible to have so many children” or “it is not sustainable.” “It prevents you from developing your career, it prevents you from living, it prevents you from enjoying yourself,” explains one of them, Isabel. The film’s promoters highlight the importance of this film at a time of “birth crisis” in Spain. According to them, citing data from the INE, fewer than 900 babies are born every day in the country and the fertility rate is 1.3 children per woman, only surpassed by South Korea, China or Malta. A decrease motivated, as they specify, “by causes of different kinds (social, economic, political, ideological)” that “in many cases lead to large families feeling marginalized”, a group that advocates for “specific measures for specific realities “. This is explained by Ana Martínez, another of the film’s protagonists, a mother of four children and a Valencian by birth, who experienced a discriminatory episode on her last train trip to visit her parents. The low-cost company in which they were going to travel denied her entry for having four minors in her care, citing security reasons. THE PHANTOM OF NIÑOPHOBIA “The ghost of infantilophobia lives in this society,” she says, while remembering that, before having her children, she also carried a bit of that prejudice. As she explains, she was afraid that being a mother “would be a distraction” and would not allow her to live focused on “what was important,” but now she assures that it is the other way around. “Everything it brings with it gives fulfillment, not only to me as a mother, but to society, we bring life,” she says. “Motherhood is full of constant challenges, but the reward is so immense that it fills the soul,” adds Olatz, mother of four children and influencer, who shares her adventures as a large family through her Instagram profile. she. “The mothers in this documentary are the most countercultural thing that Europe has seen since the Sex Pistols. And on top of that, they pray,” says Jesús García, when asked about the protagonists. “With this film we wanted to present the figure of the Virgin and her motherhood to all those children of hers who do not know her, but for this we did not use theology, but rather the testimony of a group of women and mothers. They explain what it is. being a mother first, and what it means to be a daughter afterwards, and all of them have their love for Mary in common,” they point out from Gospa Arts.