Private Project

My Mother the state

Una was the first person who used the change in Latvian Law to find her sister, lost in the process of adoption. Breaking through bureaucratic jungle she suddenly discovers that she has not only one but four sisters, all adopted and scattered around the world. The search for them becomes her mission that takes her to Europe, Russia and US.
She translates her call in 32 languages and posts it across the world. The almost impossible task is helped by media, friends, courage and persistence.

  • Ieva Ozolina
    Solving My Mother, My Father the Banker, Djomin and Muse
  • Ieva Ozolina
    Solving My Mother, My Father the Banker, Djomin and Muse
  • Madara Melberga
    Solving my Mother, Kolka Cool, Family Instinct, Monotony
  • Larus Jonsson
    Mountain brothers at Abbey Road, From top to bottoms, Grandma Lo FI, Man of stage and song
  • Marcis Slavinskis
    Solving My Mother, Baltic tribe,
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    1 hour 17 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 1, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    120,000 EUR
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  • Country of Filming:
    Iceland, Latvia, Netherlands, Russian Federation, United States
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Director Biography - Ieva Ozolina

Born in 1974, Riga. Studied sculpture and ceramics in the Academy of Arts of Latvia. For more that ten years designed museum exhibitions, did production design for theatre shows, participated in art symposiums and art shows. Due to her personal interest in human relationships and implementation of that in art, took up film studies in the Academy of Culture of Latvia. Her graduation film “My Father the Banker” – about father/daughter relationship - was awarded Latvian national prize “Big Kristaps”. It also received the annual award by Latvian Ministry of Culture in film, was widely distributed and shown on numerous TV including Al Jazeera. Her second documentary feature “Solving My Mother” on mother/son relationship that appears to be continuing the theme receive IDFA Special Jury Award for First Appearance in 2017. Her third documentary “My Mother the State” is about a collision between state power and a man through Unas search for her sisters split up in the childhood by adoption

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