My Dear Mother

My Dear Mother

  • 2019 -
  • Bingo Captioned Charter Docos Under The Skin Documentary Drama For My Fathers Kingdom Fukry Huahua Impact Kia Manawanui Long Time No Sea MFF2020 MRFF NATIVE Slam V Nga Matauranga Nga Putake Nga Raurekau Patutiki Sembradoras de Vida Short Documentary Short Drama Shorts Wairua Shorts Whakapapa Whanau Whenua
  • - 1 h 26 m 03 s

Dasha is a native nine-year-old Lapp girl. She is an inmate of a Russian orphanage, even when she is not an orphan. Tasha believes that her mother is dead and that her father is in jail for life. To survive she has found a Russian stepmother at the orphanage. One day her biological mother suddenly calls her. In the background of Tasha’s fate lurks the greater global narrative about the “stolen generations”. Children belonging to different indigenous peoples all over the world were “stolen” and placed in orphanages hoping that they might be assimilated into the majority population.

Screening Information
My Dear Mother

2:30 pm
Sunday 27 September 2020
Māoriland Hub

  • Language Russian, Sámi
  • Subtitles English
  • Indigenous Nation Sámi
  • Country Finland, Norway, Sweden
  • Director Paul-Anders Simma
  • Directors Bio "Over 30 years of experience in film and television communications, with numerous awards for superior work. Proven skills as a producer, manager and project leader. Recognised for work in the production of films and television-series. Fluent in English, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish and Sami. Limited French language skills. Extensive international travel. Long history of producing quality work that has been on-time and on-cost."