Naima

A feature length documentary by Anna Thommen

17 years ago, Naima, a marketing specialist from Venezuela, came to Switzerland for love. But soon she found herself alone as a single mother of two daughters in a country that was foreign to her and without a recognized education. In order not to be dependent on social welfare, she handed the children over to her ex-husband, and thus began the struggle that she still faces today. Naima desperately wants to achieve an education and a diploma in order to be financially independent and to achieve her most important goal: To bring her daughters back to her. But the hurdles seem insurmountable and the missed time with her daughters irrevocably gone. Will Naima manage to build a self-determined and meaningful life in Switzerland and reunite with her daughters?