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Moldova is the poorest country in Europe. Life is particularly difficult in the rural areas. The former granary of the Soviet Union is mired in poverty, despair, and alcohol. Consequently, it is not surprising that many Moldovans, particularly Moldovan women, illegally emigrate to Western Europe in order to make money to support their relatives at home. The documentary Mama Illegal tells the story of three women who seek work and happiness in Austria and Italy. Hired as cleaners, they dream of a better life and worry about being deported back to their homeland, while the children they left behind are raised by distant relatives. As a result, an entire generation of modern-day economic orphans is growing up in Moldovan villages. Moreover, as the film shows, some women are frequently willing to accept the complete alienation of their children for the sake of a better life in Western Europe.
Ed Moschitz was born in 1968. Since 1996 he has been working for ORF, first as an editor for FM4, soon after for the cultural radio station Ö1. In 1998 he moved on to television, into the editorial department of Am Schauplatz. Since then he has been working as reporter, editor and designer of now 100 programmes.
2011, 95', video
Zdob si Zdub
Arash T. Riahi
Girls Filmproduktion & Filmservices GmbH
Festivals & Awards:
One World Film Festival Brussels 2012 - Grand Prize; Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival 2012; IDFA International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam 2011; Sarajevo Film Festival 2012; Dokufest 2012; Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2012; EBS International Documentary Festival 2012; One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival Bishkek 2012; One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival Vilnius 2012; DOCSDF - Mexico City International Documentary Film Festival 2012
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