Tobacco Girl

Biljana Garvanlieva
30 minutes


Mmine's family belongs to the Turkish minority, and they need her for the difficult work in the tobacco fields, their only source of income.

Mmine, a 14-year-old Turkish girl lives with her family in the high mountains of Macedonia. Mmine is raised in the tobacco plants and the things that are ripe are sold. She is sold to her future husband for 3,000 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. It is her dream to move to the city Skopje to go to school. She wants to become a teacher.