Two Mothers (Meine Mütter - Spurensuche in Riga)

Genre:  Documentary

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Upon learning from his ninety-five year old mother that he was adopted from a children's home in Riga, Latvia, prolific German filmmaker Rosa von Praunheim (raised Holger Mischwitzky), embarks on an exhaustive search to discover the truth about his birth parents.

With nothing to go on but that most basic bit of information, von Praunheim and his dedicated team of researchers chase a complex paper trail all the way back to 1942 - the year the director was born. As the group speaks with scholars and historians throughout Germany and Latvia, it seems that every answer yields more questions.

By chronicling the prominent people, places, and ideology of early-1940s era Latvia, von Praunheim paints a textured portrait of the sometimes brutal circumstances under which he was brought into this world while simultaneously paying tribute to the two most important women in his life - his biological mother and his devoted adoptive mother.

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