Duka's Dilemma


TitelDuka's Dilemma

Allgemeine Angaben

MaterialAnalog Video

Beteiligte Personen

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ErstausstrahlungMontag, 07.01.2002 auf WDR
FestivalteilnahmenEthnographic Film Week: Premiere, Goethe Institute, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2002 Cinéma du Réel, Paris, 2002 International Ethnographic Film Festival, Göttingen, 2002 Beeld voor Beeld Film Festival, Amsterdam, 2002 Flahertiana - International Documentary Film Festival Perm, Russia, 2002 Internationales Dokumentarfilm Festival Salekhard, Russia, 2002 Nordic Anthropological Film Association Conference & Festival, Finland, 2002 Academia Film Olomouc, Czech Republic, 2002 Neugart Film Festival, Germany, 2002 Margaret Mead Film Festival, New York, 2002 Northeastern Anthropological Association Film Festival, Burlington, Vermont, 2003 Astra Film Festival, Sibiu, Romania, 2002 Festival Cinema Africano, Milan, Italy, 2003 Parnu Documentary Film Festival, Estonia, 2003 DocSide Touring Film Festival, 2003 3 Continents International Documentary Film Festival, South Africa, 2003 Documentary & Ethnographic Film Festival of Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 2003 International Black Women’s Film Festival, San Francisco, 2004 South Film Festival, Israel, 2004 Zanzibar International Film Festival, Tanzania, 2004 Mead Film Festival, New York, 2002 RAI International Festival of Ethnographic Film, London, 2003
AuszeichnungenAward of Excellence, Society for Visual Anthropology Screening Program, New Orleans, 2002
National Centre for Cinematography Award, Astra Film Festival, Sibiu, Romania, 2002
The Royal Anthropological Institue Film Prize, RAI International Festival of Ethnographic Film, London, 2003


Inhalt"Duka, a married woman and mother of five young children, lives in Hamar, Southern Ethiopia. Ever since her husband married a beautiful and young, second wife, Duka has been in a state of emotional turmoil. Among the Hamar, who live with herds and cultivate small fields of sorghum in their remote, bush-covered country, men are allowed to marry more than one wife, but only a few men ever do so. Duka wonders why her husband married again; did he find her to old, or was he turned off because of her cronic malaria? Also, she doesn´ t know what to make of the new wife who is silent and never expresses her feelings except in rage? And on top of this, her mother-in-law keeps making trouble. Personal and intimate, the film follows the drama of this family in crisis, the high points of which are the birth of the new wife´s first child, and nine month later, a heated dispute between the mother-in-law and her son, which leads to the building of a new house. Duka, her husband, her mother-in-law and the second wife voice their different points of view a events proceed and the crisis finally gets resolved." (Quelle: Datenbank Göttingen Ethnographic Film Festival)



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