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A Working Mom

In  1990, 22-year-old Marisa Villozial left her two small children with  her parents in Bolivia and traveled overseas to look for a job in the  West. She spent fifteen years doing hard menial labor in Israel, sending  her pay home. In 2005, Marisa returned to Bolivia to reunite with her  children and family, but was shocked to find her children, now 16 and 18, quite hostile towards her.  With teary eyes she  realizes that the money she’d sent to her father for  the house had been squandered and her children’s lives made miserable. Her story reflects powerful and painful global themes: poverty, alienation  and displacement in the new global economy and the plight of  international migrant workers. This is a story which demonstrates the extremes to which individuals will go to in order to save their families.

Festivals and Awards:

Jerusalem International Film Festival, Israel, 2006; Women's Film Festival, Israel, 2006; Munich Documentary International Film Festival, Germany, 2007; Documenta, Madrid, Spain, 2007; L'Alternativa- Barcelona Independent Film Festival, Spain, 2007; Mediterranean Documentary Film Festival, Greece, 2007; Krakow International Film Festival, Poland, 2007; Amnesty International Film Festival, Canada, 2007

Director: Limor Pinhasov, Yaron Kaftori

Producer: Yaron Kaftori

Production Company: Cicero Films

Cinematographer: Eytan Harris, Oded Kirma

Editor: Limor Pinhasov

Original Soundtrack: Avi Lebovich

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, The Second Authority for TV and Radio, ITVS

Distributor: Fortissimo Films, Catherine Le Clef

Subtitles: English

Film Name in Hebrew: אמא חוזרת הביתה

In  1990, 22-year-old Marisa Villozial left her two small children with  her parents in Bolivia and traveled overseas to look for a job in the  West. She spent fifteen years doing hard menial labor in Israel, sending  her pay home. In 2005, Marisa returned to Bolivia to reunite with her  children and family, but was shocked to find her children, now 16 and 18, quite hostile towards her.  With teary eyes she  realizes that the money she’d sent to her father for  the house had been squandered and her children’s lives made miserable. Her story reflects powerful and painful global themes: poverty, alienation  and displacement in the new global economy and the plight of  international migrant workers. This is a story which demonstrates the extremes to which individuals will go to in order to save their families.

Festivals and Awards:

Jerusalem International Film Festival, Israel, 2006; Women's Film Festival, Israel, 2006; Munich Documentary International Film Festival, Germany, 2007; Documenta, Madrid, Spain, 2007; L'Alternativa- Barcelona Independent Film Festival, Spain, 2007; Mediterranean Documentary Film Festival, Greece, 2007; Krakow International Film Festival, Poland, 2007; Amnesty International Film Festival, Canada, 2007

 

Director: Limor Pinhasov, Yaron Kaftori

Producer: Yaron Kaftori

Production Company: Cicero Films

Cinematographer: Eytan Harris, Oded Kirma

Editor: Limor Pinhasov

Original Soundtrack: Avi Lebovich

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, The Second Authority for TV and Radio, ITVS

Distributor: Fortissimo Films, Catherine Le Clef

Subtitles: English

Film Name in Hebrew: אמא חוזרת הביתה

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