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Palna´s Daughters

Palnan tyttäret
Finland
Director: Kiti Luostarinen
Running time: 69 min

One-year-old Devi was found starving at a railway station in Delhi. The police took her to Palna, an orphanage, where she lived for a year. “Then two people with white faces came to play with me, and after three days I understood that they would be my mommy and daddy.” When Devi learned to talk she often wanted to talk about Amma, her first mother. “Amma mommy was sick and couldn’t take care of me. But she did hold me.” In the film, the 6-year-old Devi journeys to her own past, as her family adopts another daughter from Palna, a baby sister for Devi. “I used to live in Palna, too. I wasn’t bought from a store.”