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White Mama / Белая мама

Year
2018
Country
Russia
Duration
97’
Directors
Evgeniya Ostanina, Zosya Rodkevich

Аlina 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.

CREW
Director: Zosya Rodkevich, Evgeniya Ostanina
Producer: Aleksandr Rastorguev, Ilya Malkin, Pavel Kostomarov
Operator: Zosya Rodkevich, Alina Makarova, Sergey Makarov
Editor: Evgeniya Ostanina
Sound: Georgy Ermolenko
Production and Sales
Black and White Production
Director
Evgeniya Ostanina

Evgeniya Ostanina graduated from Rostov University, where she received PhD and afterwards lectured in philosophy. She later participated as an editor in several famous Russian documentary projects, including The Term (2014), Kiev/Moscow (2015), How Big Is the Galaxy? (2018), as well as the web documentary project Reality (2013). White Mama is her full-length directorial debut.

Filmography

White Mama (2018)

Director
Zosya Rodkevich

Zosya Rodkevich was born in Moscow, where she graduated from Marina Razbezhkina’s School of Documentary Filmmaking. She was acclaimed for her documentary Winter Go Away (2012). Zosya’s first full-length film My Friend Boris Nemtsov (2016) was named Best Documentary at the Kraków film festival.

Filmography

White Mama (2018)

Hall «KINOMAN»
Zhovten cinema
Kostiantynivska St, 26
Q&A with filmmakers
Original language with English and Ukrainian subtitles
By tickets
Sunday
24 March 2019
19:20
Hall «KINOMAN»
Zhovten cinema
Kostiantynivska St, 26
Q&A with filmmakers
Original language with English and Ukrainian subtitles
By tickets
Monday
25 March 2019
10:00
Hall «KINOMAN»
Zhovten cinema
Kostiantynivska St, 26
Audience Award
Original language with English subtitles
By tickets
Friday
29 March 2019
10:00
Hall «KINOMAN»
Zhovten cinema
Kostiantynivska St, 26
Audience Award
Original language with English subtitles
By tickets
Saturday
30 March 2019
19:20
XVII INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
20–29
March 2020
Before Father Gets Back / Sanam Mama Dabrundeba
DOCU/WORLD
Before Father Gets Back / Sanam Mama Dabrundeba
Year
2018
Country
Georgia, France, Germany
Director
Mari Gulbiani
Duration
75
DOCU/WORLD
Caisă
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Caisă
Year
2018
Country
Romania
Director
Alexandru Mavrodineanu
Duration
81
DOCU/WORLD
Children of Congo, Listen!
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Children of Congo, Listen!
Year
2018
Country
Congo
Directors
Natacha Ikoli, Patrick Flynn
Duration
89
DOCU/WORLD
Game Girls
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Game Girls
Year
2018
Country
France, Germany
Director
Alina Skrzeszewska
Duration
90
DOCU/WORLD
I Grew Up As You Slept / Urosłam, Kiedy Spałaś
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I Grew Up As You Slept / Urosłam, Kiedy Spałaś
Year
2018
Country
Poland
Director
Marcin Sauter
Duration
49
DOCU/WORLD
The Magic Life of V
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The Magic Life of V
Year
2019
Country
Finland, Denmark, Bulgaria
Director
Tonislav Hristov
Duration
87
DOCU/WORLD
The Way to the Mountains / La strada per le montagne
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The Way to the Mountains / La strada per le montagne
Year
2018
Country
France, Italy, Ukraine
Director
Micol Roubini
Duration
82
DOCU/WORLD
Voices of the Sea
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Voices of the Sea
Year
2018
Country
UK
Director
Kim Hopkins
Duration
98
DOCU/WORLD
When Lambs become Lions
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When Lambs become Lions
Year
2018
Country
USA
Director
Jon Kasbe
Duration
76
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