Tobacco girl
Tobacco girl
Biljana Garvanlieva
Germany / 2006 / 30'
Tobacco girl
Biljana Garvanlieva
Germany / 2006 / 30'

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.

Director

Biljana Garvanlieva

Biljana Garvanlieva was born in Skopje, Macedonia but now lives in Germany. In Skopje, she worked as a journalist and was a consultant at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts. Prior to directing this film, she assisted in directing many documentaries. Her film Macedonian Dream has been shown at film festivals throughout Europe.
East Silver - 2007

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