DOORS WIDE OPEN (2002)

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This first ethnographic film about the Dassanetch in Southern Ethiopia follows children in their everyday life. In presenting concrete moments of interaction the film refers to the social space in which children in Dassanetch grow up.

We see siblings in competition and as companions in their games and work. The film also demonstrates the roles of the parents who introduce constrains. The result is nevertheless a picture where many doors are wide open to children in Dassanetch.

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Format: DV, 4:3
Length: 34 Minutes
Directed, Photographed and Edited by Konrad Licht