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But when will mom arrive?

Original title: Ma Quando Arriva la Mamma?
German title: But when will mom arrive?
Switzerland, 2018

Director: Ferrari, Stefano
Production company: RSI Radiotelevisione svizzera
Age recommendation: 12 years and up
Length: 75 min.
Film genre: Documentary

Ahmad is a child in a wheelchair because he was born with spina bifida. Born in Syria in the city of Afrin, four years ago his father put him on his back to escape the war with the whole family. After a stop in Iraq, the family had to split apart. The mother stayed in Iraq with two sons while the father embarked on an infinite journey with Ahmad and his brother Falamaz, which ended at first in Switzerland, in Giubiasco.

However their fingerprints were taken in Germany and, in accordance with the Dublin Agreement, after almost 2 years of happy stay in Giubiasco, Ahmad and Falamaz are expelled and sent to Germany with their father.

A group of mothers from Ticino has not forgotten them and begins a
struggle to answer the question that Ahmad asks every day: “But when will mom arrive?”

Castellinaria Bellinzona 2018 (awarded)

World sales address/es:
RTV Switzerland (CH)