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Title Mama Illegal : Undocumented in Western Europe / DOC & Co.
Imprint New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], ©2011.


 Internet  Streaming Video    AVAILABLE
Description 1 online resource (1 video file (94 min.)) : sound, color
Note Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on July 14, 2013.
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Title from distributor's description.
Available only to authorized UTEP users.
9 & up.
Portions with English subtitles.
Subject Globalization.
Human trafficking.
International relations.
Political geography.
Power (Social sciences)
Social classes.
World politics.
Europe -- History.
Genre Educational films.
Internet videos.
Educational films.
Internet videos.
Contents Economic Prospects in Eastern Europe (3:14) -- Desperate to Leave Moldova (2:17) -- Missing Family in Moldova (2:24) -- Attractive Western European Lifestyle (1:13) -- Families Split for Economic Reasons (2:36) -- Money Doesn't Buy Happiness (1:20) -- Living off the EU Radar (3:13) -- Parent-Child Separation (2:04) -- Journey Home to Moldova (2:27) -- Moldovans Living without Rights (2:31) -- Family Reunion (3:24) -- Disappointment in Moldova (2:31) -- Coping without a Mother (2:20) -- Challenges of Emigrating for Work (4:54) -- Welcome Party (Disturbing Content) (3:24) -- Long Distance Maternal Relationship (2:28) -- Tragedy (3:41) -- Waiting for an Absentee Mother (3:20) -- Effects of Unemployment on Community (1:09) -- A Dangerous Journey (1:48) -- Preparing to Enter the EU Illegally (3:53) -- Immigrating for Family (2:40) -- Illegal Immigration Routes to the EU (1:50) -- Deportation Notice (4:17) -- Growing up Parent-less (Disturbing Content) (3:37) -- Gaining Legal Status in the EU (3:35) -- Becoming Reacquainted with Family (3:12) -- Reverse Culture Shock (1:33) -- Gaining EU Access (1:35) -- Readjusting to Life in Moldova (1:36) -- Entering the EU Legally (2:45) -- No Substitute for Parenting (3:35) -- Challenges of Returning to Moldova (1:53) -- Sacrificing Family for Money (3:15) -- Credits: Mama Illegal: Undocumented in Western Europe (1:47).
Summary Putting their trust and safety in the hands of illicit traffickers, three mothers from a bleak Moldovan village make their way to Austria and Italy, where they find work as cleaners or care workers. This film depicts seven years in the lives of Raia, Aurica, and Natasa-vulnerable lives that are lived underground, without valid documents, without health care, without the comforting presence of loved ones. Diligent and careful, each woman sends what little remains of her hard-earned Western money home to her family. But there is an unexpected, paradoxical price to these plans for a brighter future: never fully "arriving" and gaining acceptance in the West, each worker finds, when her self-exile has ended, that she has become alienated from her own children and husband. The economic barrier that each sought to conquer has reappeared in a more intimate and emotional form-and may be even harder to overcome.
Other Author DOC & Co.
Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Films Media Group.
Other Title Originally produced: DOC & Co, 2011
Other Title Undocumented in Western Europe