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by Zosya Rodkevich, Evgeniya Ostanina


Alina and her family have been put under severe strain. The woman, who has six black-skinned children born out of her relationship with an Ethiopian man, decides to adopt a white boy with mental health problems. Will the characters have enough good will and sufficient child-raising skills to tame – and love – the little tyrant? A film for those who have nerves of steel as it takes viewers to the very centre of the family hell.


international title: White Mama
original title: Belaya mama
country: Russian Federation
year: 2018
genre: documentary
directed by: Zosya Rodkevich, Evgeniya Ostanina
film run: 97'
cinematography by: Zosya Rodkevich
production: CHBK Film (RU)