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Mama Illegal

They gave the smugglers all their money and risk their life on their journey across borders: three women from a small town in Moldavia, living now in Austria as cleaning women. On top of their hard jobs they live a life in illegality without documents, far away from their children and family for years. A film about the price of the dream of a better life.
aka
Vergessene Kinder; Mamica Illegal
Script-concept
Ed Moschitz
Director
Ed Moschitz
DOP
Sandra Merseburger, Michael Svec, Michael Schindegger u.a.
Editor
Alexandra Löwy
Sound engineer
Roberto Serra, Lenka Mikulová, Gailute Miksyte u.a.
Music
Zdob si Zdub
Producer
Arash T. Riahi, Michael Seeber
Production manager
Susanne Kästle, Florian Michel
Funding
Filminstitut, Filmfonds Wien, Filmkunst Steiermark
Television investment
ORF (Film/Fernseh-Abkommen)
Film location
Moldova, Austria, Italy
Shooting time
January - August 2010
Completion
End 2011