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by Léa Pool


Most women in prison are mothers. When a mother is imprisoned, her newborn or her young child can remain with her in prison or they can be separated and taken in by a family member or by the State. These situations aren’t without risk for the child. The film takes the child’s point of view and its goal is to cast a light on them: too often they are forgotten, invisible and bare scars for their entire life. The filmmaker follows the daily lives of some of these kids in Bolivia, Nepal, New York and Montreal.

international title: Double Sentence
original title: Double Sentence
working title: Waiting for Mommy
country: Switzerland, Canada
year: 2017
genre: fiction
directed by: Léa Pool
film run: 100'
screenplay: Léa Pool
cinematography by: Denis Jutzeler
film editing: Dominique Fortin
music: Marcel Vaid
producer: Alfi Sinniger
co-producer: Sarah Born, Denise Roberts
production: Catpics AG, SRF - Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen
distributor: Filmcoopi
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