Yevgeniya OSTANINA
Евгения ОСТАНИНА
Evguenia OSTANINA
Zosya RODKEVICH
Зося РОДКЕВИЧ
Zossia RODKEVITCH
Russia, 2018, 97mn 
documentary
Belaya mama
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Белая мама

 

 White mama

 Une maman blanche

 
Directed by : Yevgeniya OSTANINA (Евгения ОСТАНИНА), Zosya RODKEVICH (Зося РОДКЕВИЧ)
Writing credits : Susanna BARANZHIEVA (Сусанна БАРАНЖИЕВА), Yevgeniya OSTANINA (Евгения ОСТАНИНА)
Cinematography : Zosya RODKEVICH (Зося РОДКЕВИЧ)
 

Awards :
Best full-length documentary film Message to Man : International Short, Documentary and Animated Film Festival, St Petersburg (Russia), 2018

Plot synopsis
Аlina Makarova is a mother of six of her own children and one adopted child. Her ex husband is from Ethiopia, and all her own children are mixed race. Only her adopted son is white, but he has serious health problems and 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.
https://message2man.com
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Festival of Central and Eastern Film , Wiesbaden (Germany), 2019
- International Documentary Film Festival "Flahertiana", Perm (Russia), 2019
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2019
- "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 2019
- Annual Independent Russian-American Documentary Film Festival in New York​ (Tribeca), New York (USA), 2019
- Message to Man : International Short, Documentary and Animated Film Festival, St Petersburg (Russia), 2018