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2020

Finland, Norway, Sweden

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Paul Simma
Paul Simma
Margus Önapuu
Ellen Lotman
documentary
12+
82 min
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2020
Finland, Norway, Sweden
SAFI
Paul Simma
Paul Simma
Margus Önapuu
Ellen Lotman
documentary
12+
82 min
My Dear Mother
Rakas äitini
Tasha is an eleven-year-old Lapp girl. She is an inmate of a Russian orphanage, even when she is not an orphan. Tasha believes that her mother is dead and that her father is in jail for life. To survive, she has found a Russian stepmother at the orphanage.
Selected festival history
2020-2021
Queen Palm International Film Festival, (Palm Springs,USA) (Silver prize)
Annual ReelHeART International Film Festival, (Toronto,Canada)
Interdoc film festival (Moscow, Russia),
The Pärnu int. Film festival (Parny, Estonia) (Estonian peoples TV-election price)
The Oulu international youth film festival (Oulu, Finland)
2020-2021
Queen Palm International Film Festival, (Palm Springs,USA) (Silver prize)
Annual ReelHeART International Film Festival, (Toronto,Canada)
Interdoc film festival (Moscow, Russia),
The Pärnu int. Film festival (Parny, Estonia) (Estonian peoples TV-election price)
The Oulu international youth film festival (Oulu, Finland)
2020-2021
Queen Palm International Film Festival, (Palm Springs,USA) (Silver prize)
Annual ReelHeART International Film Festival, (Toronto,Canada)
Interdoc film festival (Moscow, Russia),
The Pärnu int. Film festival (Parny, Estonia) (Estonian peoples TV-election price)
The Oulu international youth film festival (Oulu, Finland)
  • Paul Simma
    DIRECTOR'S BIOGRAPHY:
    Paul has 30 years of experience as a Director, Producer, Manager and Commissioning Editor in the Nordic countries. Paul directed and produced «To Kill A Reindeer», a 58' documentary, in 2012. His latest documentary film «Olga - To My Friends» was premiered at IDFA in 2013 awarded the Director's Prize at the Al Jazeera festival in 2014.

    DIRECTOR'S FILMOGRAPHY:
    2019 - My Dear Mother
    2017 - Power of Yoik
    2014 - Olga- To my Friends
    2008 - How to kill a Bear
    2003 - The boxer
    2001 - Arctic heat
    1999 - Give us Our Skeletoons
    1998 - Minister of State
    1996 - Dogs´life
    1995 - Legacy of the Tundra
    1994 - The Bear
    1994 - Earth of wrath
    1992 - Let´s dance
    1989 - Beyond day and night
    1982 - White mas law
    1979 - Brothers and sisters
    1978 Lovozero – Sami town in the Soviet Union
  • Paul Simma
    DIRECTOR'S BIOGRAPHY:
    Paul has 30 years of experience as a Director, Producer, Manager and Commissioning Editor in the Nordic countries. Paul directed and produced «To Kill A Reindeer», a 58' documentary, in 2012. His latest documentary film «Olga - To My Friends» was premiered at IDFA in 2013 awarded the Director's Prize at the Al Jazeera festival in 2014.

    DIRECTOR'S FILMOGRAPHY:
    2019 - My Dear Mother
    2017 - Power of Yoik
    2014 - Olga- To my Friends
    2008 - How to kill a Bear
    2003 - The boxer
    2001 - Arctic heat
    1999 - Give us Our Skeletoons
    1998 - Minister of State
    1996 - Dogs´life
    1995 - Legacy of the Tundra
    1994 - The Bear
    1994 - Earth of wrath
    1992 - Let´s dance
    1989 - Beyond day and night
    1982 - White mas law
    1979 - Brothers and sisters
    1978 Lovozero – Sami town in the Soviet Union
  • Paul Simma
    DIRECTOR'S BIOGRAPHY:
    Paul has 30 years of experience as a Director, Producer, Manager and Commissioning Editor in the Nordic countries. Paul directed and produced «To Kill A Reindeer», a 58' documentary, in 2012. His latest documentary film «Olga - To My Friends» was premiered at IDFA in 2013 awarded the Director's Prize at the Al Jazeera festival in 2014.

    DIRECTOR'S FILMOGRAPHY:
    2019 - My Dear Mother
    2017 - Power of Yoik
    2014 - Olga- To my Friends
    2008 - How to kill a Bear
    2003 - The boxer
    2001 - Arctic heat
    1999 - Give us Our Skeletoons
    1998 - Minister of State
    1996 - Dogs´life
    1995 - Legacy of the Tundra
    1994 - The Bear
    1994 - Earth of wrath
    1992 - Let´s dance
    1989 - Beyond day and night
    1982 - White mas law
    1979 - Brothers and sisters
    1978 Lovozero – Sami town in the Soviet Union