Thousands call her "auntie" or "mamma"
Barbara Hofmann has been in Mozambique for the children for over fifteen years. Her life in Switzerland was totally different with ordinary dreams and projects, but she was unable to leave all these children after she had met them, because she realized that she could not wipe them out of her mind and heart, simply by catching a plane.
All of them are orphans of the war or AIDS and lived a terrible story. They come from hell and are in need of food, a bed under a roof, medical care and, if possible, schooling. Perhaps, most of all, they need love.
Without waiting for help from institutions slowed down by bureaucracy, she dedicated herself to the "meninos" and fought to offer them the possibility of emerging from the horrors of war with dignity.
This "angel of today", instead of wings, uses a motorcycle and has no room for sanctimonious words but fights a very difficult daily battle.
original title: ABBRACCIO DI BARBARA, L'
directed by: Annamaria Gallone
cast: Barbara Hofmann
editing: Antonio Augugliaro
music: Mauro Buttafava
producer: Annamaria Gallone
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