Open borders and elderly care

Dec 6, 2023 | People, Videos

Meet Donata, a Polish middle-aged care worker who travel between her work in Germany and family in Poland. Every few months, Donata spends weeks looking after an 80-year-old dementia patient in Baden-Württemberg before embarking on a 16-hour bus journey back to her hometown, where she takes over from her son caring for her husband. This unrelenting life of non-stop caring across two countries is the subject of a documentary by Almut Maria Röhrl.
Through the eyes of Donata, the documentary delves deep into the challenges and joys of being a caregiver, the sacrifices that come with the job and the impact on families separated by national borders. Don’t miss this moving and eye-opening film that highlights the contributions of people like Donata in the care industry, premiering soon.

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