• human rights/social issues ,
  • Documentary films, over 30 min
2020 | 96 min

My Dear Mother

Ráhkkis eadni / Kära Mor


Tasha is a Sámi girl who lives in a Russian orphanage. One day her biological mother calls her. Tasha is shocked since the authorities had declared her mother dead. She tells that she plans to pick her up and bring her back her to the home village. Tasha has mixed feelings for this newfound “family”. Is it really possible that the authorities have lied to her and for what reasons?

DIRECTOR: Paul-Anders Simma
SCREENWRITER: Paul-Anders Simma
CINEMATOGRAPHY: Elen Lotman, Arvo Vilu
EDITING: Jari Innanen
MUSIC: Matti Bye
CAST: Matrekhina Daria
PRODUCER: Paul-Anders Simma


Paul-Anders Simma

has over 30 years of experience in film and television, with numerous awards and proven skills as a producer, manager and project leader.

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Suvi Railo

Advisor / International Promotion and Cultural Export of Documentary Films

• festival distribution strategy for documentary films
• travel support and material support for international promotion: documentary films

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