Zosia Rodkevich

was born in Moscow. Graduated from Marina Razbezhkina and Mikhail Ugarov School of Documentary Films and Theatre (2010). Participated in documentary projects “Winter, Go Away!”, “The Term” and “Kiev/Moscow”. In 2016, she released the film “My Friend Boris Nemtsov”.


Winter, Go Away!, 2012;, 2015; My Friend Boris Nemtsov, 2016; White Mama, 2018.

Evgenia Ostanina

graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy and Cultural Studies of the Southern Federal University. She participated in the projects “Term”, Lenta.doc, “It’s Me”, Channel One, was an editor and director of the documentary web-project “Reality”.


White Mama, 2018.


Russia, 2018, colour, 97 min.
Directors: Zosia Rodkevich, Evgenia Ostanina
Alina Makarova is the mother of six. All her children have dark skin because Alina’s ex-husband is Ethiopian. Alina’s married for the second time and now she decides to adopt a boy Danya. He is seriously ill. He is psychologically unstable. And — he is white. Her own children are against adoption, they feel the lack of mother’s attention already. But Alina is adamant. This film is a private family epos shot from the inside, the story about childhood and real war for love.


Saratov Sufferings Documentary Film Festival (Russia, 2018) – Grand-Prix; Message to Man IFF (Russia, 2018) – FIPRESCI Prize, Best Full-length Documentary; International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival Docudays UA (Ukraine, 2019) – Audience Award.