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Mercato (2016)

Original title: Turu majandus

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Documentary Duration 00:52:25

Abebe and Ashenafi are ordinary 10-year old boys, whose parents sent them to the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa to work as shoe shine boys so the family would not starve. Abtu is an orphan teenager and works as a talalaki or a messenger, but work is the least on his mind. Bertukan is a mother of three. In order to survive, she carries heavier loads of wood than she herself weighs. Mulugeta is an educated guide who, thanks to his language skills, has an higher ranking in local society. All these Ethiopians are brought together in the Africa's largest market ...

Director: Mihkel Ulk

Keywords: African | adopted son | bus driver | crowd in a bus | bus ride | mother | guide | breastfeeding mother | kapitalismi kaledus | kaukauba pakkumine | View all »

Photos and Galleries (8)

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Eesti Rahvusringhääling
Film Category Documentary, Observation, Making of
Text / Dialogue English, FILM_LANGUAGES_NONE
Duration 00:52:25


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Producer Kristo Elias
Director Mihkel Ulk
Cinematographer Madis Reimund
Sound Designer Ranno Tislar
Editor Mihkel Ulk
Content Editor Kristo Elias

First releases

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  • in cinema: 29.10.2016, Cinema Artis, Tallinn, Estonia

Partners and Sponsors

  • Kultuuriministeerium
  • EFI
  • Eesti Kultuurkapital
  • ERR
  • Rahvusarhiiv
  • BFM
  • Kinoliit
  • Eesti Filmiajakirjanike ühing
  • Tallinnfilm