On 6th March, at cinema Odeon (Chisinau), beginning with 5 pm, will take place the screening of the documentary movie Mama Illegal, followedby a public debate about the social costs of migration, moderated by the television presenter Vitalie Dogaru.
The director of the movie, Ed Moschitz will also be present at the event.
The documentary movie Mama Illegal follows the lives of three Moldovan women who leave their children behind, and migrate in search of work to Austria andItaly. Before and during their journey they take the risk of dealing with smugglers, in the hope that they will arrange for them to become cleaners and domestic helpers upon arrival. Due to their irregular status they are unable to exercise their basic rights in their host countries, and cannot visit their families back in Moldova. Covering the span of seven years, the film offers an authentic view on the poverty, separation, and solitude of the women and their children, as well as the prejudices and stereotypes governing public opinion.
The soundtrack of the movie was recorded by Zdob și Zdub.
Mama Illegal won the best film award at the One World Human Rights Film Festival inBrussels in 2012, and received a number of official commendations and nominations.
Further information about the event can be found on its official page on Facebook,