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Online festival Artdocfest/Riga
Online festival Artdocfest/Riga
White Mama
  • 97 min
  • Russian
  • English
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Alina Makarova is a mother of six children, five of her own and one adopted. Her ex-husband is from Ethiopia, which is why all her own children are of mixed origin. Only her adopted son is white, but he is psychologically unstable. Alina's older children realise what complications the adoption might bring, and are afraid that there won't be enough room, time and love for everyone. But she convinces them that it's the right thing. The new boy really turns their life into trouble. Alina shows miraculous patience and pedagogical talents. Her children become her allies in raising the new son. This film is an epic panorama of a fight for love, an ode to motherhood.
Film crew
  • Director:
    Zosia Rodkevich, Evgenia Ostanina
  • Screenwriter:
    Susanna Baranzhieva, Evgenia Ostanina
  • Cinematographer:
    Zosya Rodkevich, Makarov family
  • Producer:
    Alexander Rastorguev, Ilya Malkin, Alexey Marchenko, Pavel Kostomarov
  • Sound operator:
    Georgy Ermolenko
  • Theme:
    Women, Lifestyle, Children, Human rights, Family
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