Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Masha Mom

In Masha Mom, a lesbian in Moscow wants to have a family. She explores a variety of options, navigating the Russian social and legal landscape. For example, in Russia, an unmarried woman who has a child has sole custody and sole financial responsibility for the child — the biological father, even if known, has neither custody rights nor child support obligations. It's a remarkable documentary.

MASHA MOM, dir. Michal Bukojemski, 2003 Poland, 35 min. video, in Russian & English with English subtitles, distribution: Casque d'Or Films

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