Time: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: St. Anthony Main theaters
This documentary by award-winning ÖRF journalist Ed Moschitz chronicles seven years in the lives of three women.
Aurica, Raia and Natasa leave their Moldovan village—and the broken roads, the dilapidated schools and the countless abandoned houses—to work in Austria or Italy as cleaners or child care workers. Here they live a life in the underground without valid documents, without health care, and separated from their children and families for years. They send the little that remains of their hard-earned Western money home to their families.
But their desire for a brighter future and a better life comes at a high price: After all these years, their return is not what they planned. Their children are grown and their husbands estranged. The social gulf that they sought to overcome threatens to tear apart the families once and for all. Having never really arrived and been accepted in the West, they find that they have become alienated from their homeland.
The Center for Austrian Studies' BMWF Research Fellow Matthias Falter will lead a discussion after the film.
More information: http://www.mspfilmfest.org/MMXIII/content/mama-illegal
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