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Tobacco girl

Edition: 2010

Selected by the Festival: GÖTTINGEN INTERNATIONAL ETHNOGRAPHIC FILM FESTIVAL 2010, Göttingen, Germany

Year of production: 2006

Country of production: Germany

Production: Gebrueder Beetz Produktion

Set in: Republic of Macedonia

Duration: 30'

Film: Color

Directed by: Biljana Garvanlieva

Mümine, a 14-year-old Turkish girl lives with her family in the high mountains of Macedonia. Her family belongs to the Turkish minority. Mümine’s family needs her for the difficult work in the tobacco fields – their only source of income. She is sold to her future husband for 3000 Euros. Will she find a way out from this „law of nature“? She has two possibilities in the village: either to be married or to go to school, but then to be sold to her husband for a higher price. Her dream is that of going to Skopje to attend school. She wants to become a teacher.

Video / Trailer


Date of the projection:
03/05/2010 8:30 pm

Location of the projection: