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Jarmark Europa (2004)

'Jarmark Europa' at Warsaw's Dziesieciolecia Stadium, is one of Europe's largest bazaars and a center for small trade that doesn't appear on any tax declarations. The traders come from a ... See full summary »

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Minze Tummescheit

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'Jarmark Europa' at Warsaw's Dziesieciolecia Stadium, is one of Europe's largest bazaars and a center for small trade that doesn't appear on any tax declarations. The traders come from a variety of countries in the former Soviet Union. They transport their goods to Warsaw or other cities west of the ex- USSR in unmistakable bags. In Russian, these traders are known as 'chelnoki'. The word 'chelnok' means 'weaver's shuttle' and graphically describes their peripatetic lifestyle. Most of them have exchanged their settled existences for a life of constant movement between their hometown and the bazaar. Many are academics who earn too little to survive. Others are unemployed or retired. The 'chelnoki' are pioneering entrepreneurs in a changing society. It is remarkable that it is mainly women who prop up their families in this way. Jarmark Europa is about two of these women, about me and about how this film came about. Kaleria Michailovna, the former head of the outpatients' clinic in her ... Written by Minze Tummescheit

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Germany

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German | Polish | Russian

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12 February 2004 (Germany) See more »

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Belarus See more »

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Cinèma Copains See more »
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