Deutsche Version

Ekmek parasi - Geld für's Brot

Director: Gisela Tuchtenhagen    → show biography   
Country: Germany
Year: 1994
Synopsis: The vegetables come from the garden behind the house, the fish comes out of a can, and money for bread is earned at the factory. It’s because of this money that they came here. Women from Turkey stand side-by-side with women form Mecklenburg at the conveyor belt of a fish-processing factory in Lübeck. Their hands are stained brown, the pungent smell of fish clings to them, and their arms and backs ache. If these jobs were done by men, machines would have been invented long ago to replace them. But female labour is cheap and the women do not complain. They have learned to work - and therein lies the source of their pride. (Source:
Language: Turkish, German

Technical Attributes

Format: 16mm
Rental status: to rent
Version: original language version with subtitles
Subtitle language: German
Running time (minutes): 100
Color: color
Sound: Optical track
Aspect ratio: 1:1.37
Frames per second: 24
Length in metres: 1140
Weight: 5.2
Number of reels: 2