An Episode In The Life Of An Iron Picker

An Episode In The Life Of An Iron Picker

A Roma family lives far from the urban centres of Bosnia-Herzegovina. The father Nazif salvages metal from old cars and sells it to a scrap-dealer.The mother Senada keeps the house tidy, cooks, bakes and cares for their two small daughters.

One day, she feels a sharp pain in her abdomen. At the hospital she is told there is something wrong with the baby she is carrying: “They say it’s dead.” She is at risk of septicaemia and they must operate immediately. But Senada has no medical insurance; since the operation will cost much more than the family can afford the hospital’s head refuses to treat her.

A race against time together with a mounting sense of hopelessness played by a cast of non-professional actors re-enacting an episode from their own lives.

Certificate: 12A    Distributor: New Wave Films

Dir. Danis Tanovic, Bosnia and Herzegovina | France | Slovenia | Italy | China | US, 2014, 75 min, Bosnian | Romany

Cast: Nazif Mujic, Senada Alimanovic, Semsa Mujic

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