Zosya Rodkevich, Alina Makarova, Sergey Makarov
Black and White Production
Аlina Makarova, a mother of six children, adopts one more child. Her ex-husband is from Ethiopia, so all her own children are mixed race. Only her adopted son is white, but he has serious health problems and is psychologically unstable. Alina’s older children realize what complications the adoption might bring and are afraid that there won’t be enough room, time and love for everyone. But the mother convinces them that it’s the right thing.
Director, cinematographer. Born in 1990 in Moscow. Graduated from Marina Razbezhkina’s School of Documentary Filmmaking. One of the directors of WINTER GO AWAY (2012, premiered at Locarno IFF). Her first full-length film MY FRIEND BORIS NEMTSOV (2016) was named Best Documentary at Krakow IFF.
2012 WINTER GO AWAY
2016 MY FRIEND BORIS NEMTSOV
Director, scriptwriter, editor. Graduated from Rostov University, where she received PhD and lectured Philosophy afterwards. Later participated as an editor in several famous Russian documentary projects, including THE TERM (2014), KIEV/MOSCOW (2015) as well as the web documentary project REALITY (2013). WHITE MAMA is her full-length directorial debut.