Dosca Pochiota (2018 - )

Emigration from Moldova is a mass phenomenon, having a significant impact on the country's demographics and economy. Thousands of Moldovans are leaving their country -- one of the poorest in Europe -- in search of better economic conditions just about anywhere else. The massive emigration is leaving villages without teachers, and children without parents.

Since proclaiming its independence on 27 August 1991, the Republic of Moldova has gone through several migratory periods distinguishable by dynamics such as push and pull factors, level of prevalence of migration, direction and composition of migratory flows, duration and legal status of migrants' stay in host countries (International Organisation for Migration). According to the Border Police data, on 31 December 2015, the amount of Moldovans currently residing abroad was approximately 753,800, roughly 20,000 of whom were absent for a period of 12 months and beyond. Since the late 1990s, migration from Moldova has been directed towards two regions: The Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries, predominantly Russia (more than 55% of Moldovan migrants in 2014), as well as Western Europe, particularly Italy (more than 15% of Moldovan migrants in 2014). Remittances from Moldovans abroad account for almost 24,9% of Moldova's GDP, the seventh-highest percentage in the world.

Doska Pochiota is multimedia documentary project, connected with public intervention. In the project, Dutca presents stories of people who are living in Moldova and have reasons to stay in country and to develop it. Using methods of documentary photography, as well as working with ambient sounds, video, text and public intervention the author try to attract public attention to the problem of emigration from a different way.

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