Many Sri Lankan women leave their families and children to go abroad.
The First Sri Lankan immigrants to come to Europe came in the 70's and to Italy in the beginning of the 90's. Since then many years have passed. words such as care taker, immigration, integration and racism were integrated with them from these times.
Those who leaves their country of origin face a social and cultural uprooting but also finds them in front of the possibility of rooting themselves in another.
The presence of Sri Lankan men and women who have a different culture and way of life from the Italians, gives birth to sri lankan Buddhist temples, a place to practice religion and culture. Not to forget the origins and to see them in this new context of life.
Meanwhile children are born or reunited with their mothers in Italy, as happens to Sunita, the main character of this film.
The children are growing up in a country which they feel is theirs while parents live in a place where they don't feel home.
Sunita doesn't want to settle down in italy. She's different than other mothers, only speaks little italian, maybe she doesn't want to learn. It's not the ignorance. may be a sign of her fear to belong to the west without values, which will alienate her from her origins, moral values and education, all that she has to protect her son.
But within her own house and in the streets of Italy her values bring her suffering and inevitably a distortion, creating interpretations and visions.
From this “for a son“ was born.