Brides for sale – Bulgaria’s Roma marriage market | DW Documentary

[Music] DD’s you recognize i’m the one son in my household i’ll respect culture and can most definitely marry a kolache go this is Emma kg it would be nice to be free to head out like different ladies but collide she customs do not allow that [Music] [Music] treebo deedsy a small city of a thousand inhabitants in southeast bulgaria this is the place 21 year historic Maria lives together with her moms and dads and two siblings Maria is aroma with very detailed roots she is considered one of some 18,000 caliche the clan of the tinsmiths Maria’s uncle mitko and aunt Rosie have come to visit with their son tani naturally they too are collide she [Music] Maria’s mothers and fathers have gone to stay with loved ones for just a few days following the delivery of a grandchild so this 12 months she’ll be accompanied by means of her aunt and uncle for the largest event in the life of a kolache woman the boccie / bride market 17 yr historic tini can also be planning to look round for a bride on the fair Maria it’s hope will seize the eye of a wealthy future husband what must I put on for Baskerville I have no idea what footwear will you be wearing no concept put the other dress on let’s have a look you had excessive-heeled sandals on do this gown let’s see i’m no longer sure possibly that’s first-rate too would you alternatively purchase anything new on the market in as a novigrad yes let’s drive to azzinoth grad and have a seem that’s how our traditions are every time we have got to wear whatever new every body is worked up due to the fact that of Baskerville all the ladies are getting ready for it correctly we seem forward to all of it yr Maria has hardly every other risk to satisfy boys her parents are too afraid that she could lose her virginity then no collide she man would marry her Maria acquired her institution Leaving certificate when she used to be 16 now not exactly common for aroma in the meanwhile her father and mother determine how she lives her lifestyles later these decisions will likely be taken by means of her husband we wish to be modern day but were not allowed to if we went to a disco with out my father and mother potential and got here home at or 3:00 within the morning we’d be in actual concern there could be problems my parents would shout at me for going out without permission which is forbidden they’d almost always throw me out are we going to the market in Assen off grad or what why is it taking you see you later discontinue making up you are pretty enough you’ll be able to discover a husband let’s go in times earlier the kolache group traveled for the period of Bulgaria repairing and tin plating components notably copper pots today many collide she have a regular job and their possess condo the clan are said to number round 18,000 [Music] where viable they’d like to illustrate their relative prosperity when compared with other Roma preferably within the form of a automobile made in Germany we collide you spread in every single place Bulgaria you can in finding us in each area the standard Stara Zagora Haskovo my renown vulgus sleepeth we’re scattered like scopes the collide she are open-minded with reference to trendy trends for young folks communicating through a smartphone or fb is fully natural and young females are allowed to put on what they need although this could without difficulty be considering the guys’s tastes have modified I believe it can be better when girls costume in the latest sort they should wear dresses modern-day shoes and brief skirts I adore it when a lady appears latest wearing rhinestones for example and the skirt will have to definitely be short in order that i will be able to see her legs clothes from the ancient days like those my mom wears are out of the query clothes and skirts which can be totally vast I do not want my spouse to be that historic-original but in relation to choosing a companion the collide she stay ultra conservative marriages only take position inside the group the guys have got to pay the bride’s mum and dad a dowry of between one and ten thousand euros the prettier the lady and the easier her fame the extra she bills Tanny and his parents are also determining new garments for the gigantic day have a seem at this what do you suppose Rosie do you reckon that you may fit it to that you are as large as a barn door just look at you the entire skirts listed here are a slim match how can you get into one I do not have any main issue with brand new clothes it was best maybe 10 years ago that younger girls started dressing another way after we had been younger we did not put on any quick pants this is how huge our skirts have been this huge if I would find a tight skirt in my measurement i would put on it but i might feel embarrassed i would not enable her to wear it no means i would even be embarrassed to take off my scarf [Music] Maria has eventually determined her new costume it will not be her first bride market but she has to appear in a new outfit every year as again required by subculture Hachiya bow is just a few kilometers from where Maria lives the 10 chef family are having breakfast rosie is preparing french toast teni i am equipped that you would be able to begin but be careful be certain the flame isn’t too enormous Tanny heats up the pot with his father’s Bunsen burner from April to October household life takes place outside underneath the verandah the ten chefs simplest use the residence for napping the annual bride fair is now only some days away i will verify my cellphone proper sure try this you understand Rosie times have transformed previously we’d wave to one another with a smile and say hiya my love now the let just form something on this cellphone again then the cost for a bride used to be still high fifteen or thirty thousand I paid thirty thousand left for Rosie white we went to her father and mother and that i requested them if I would have her for that son we acquired married in 1988 and at present all modern-day men and women fall in love by way of facebook outstanding however that’s how it’s now simply look what occurs on this facebook a woman already has three kids but she writes to a different man and then falls in love with him but his complaints fall on deaf ears tani is on-line circular-the-clock making preparations to meet his associates and repeatedly women who are not collide she proper now he’s in contact with a younger Bulgarian lady who has no idea about tannaz traditions Maj a moisture this midget we can become friendly but nothing severe can ever come of it i’m an best son if I had two or three brothers if there have been a number of boys in the family I would maybe even marry the girl but i am my father and mother best sangwich so i’ll appreciate lifestyle and marry a kolache woman the Seas Emeco a jig would now not let me provide an explanation for if a daughter of mine wanted to marry any individual from external our clan i would do everything to restrict it without reference to whether or not she had been from a different Roma clan or a Bulgarian so much a lot been the messes however that’s readily the way in which the guys of our iteration are my persona would under no circumstances permit me to receive that i could not handle it no matter how lovely she might be if my son desired to take just any one or different for his bride i wouldn’t allow it I would not have some other sons and i one lifestyle to be upheld if we had 5 – 6 boys I might maybe be given a woman from external folks would gossip and say MIT goes acquired no money Janie couldn’t find a collide she bribed or he doesn’t wish to choose any individual from the clan people would discover that tinny had married an outsider and then convey it up at each possibility [Music] Stara Zagora is a city in valuable bulgaria simply over a tenth of its population of 140,000 are Roma as is usual they are living of their possess quarter on the outskirts at the same time for some it should resemble a slum many Roma reside underneath worse conditions but unemployment here stands at eighty% placed within the coronary heart of the nearby is the place of job of the NGO world without borders it is headed with the aid of gancho iliev himself aroma he and his staff carry out sociological reports and recommend strategies on how the minority can also be helped the Roma more often than not don’t take delivery of presents like housing and nameless rental blocks or coaching programs for young women ecology constitute simplest a fraction of the populace here but a giant a part of Gonzo’s work specializes in this section of the Roma group the caliche are a quite small group however one with very distinct traditions they have got at all times maintained the inflexible custom of marrying handiest inside their community it’s predominant for the women to enter wedlock as virgins and that has penalties alas our reviews have revealed a variety of genetic illnesses together with problems of the peripheral nervous method epilepsy and muscular dystrophy gancho is working on a venture to record the state of wellbeing of Stara Zagora x’ Roma population with the help of two clinical assistants Suez des is likewise aroma Gallo has purposely sought her help given that self-assertive respectable females are the exception in all Roma organizations and among the many caliche there are just about none at all in our experience the caliche are the team we now have the most problem in getting via to in view that they reject just about all external opinions I regard the way they behave in the direction of their women as discrimination women are discriminated against to start with by means of their role within the family and secondly since they are unable to play an energetic role in society that is the twenty first century in an age of advanced technological know-how and it’s unacceptable that women will have to be restricted to this kind of degree that they lack even the fundamental advantage and the simplest of abilities for taking part within the labor market within the case of the Roma of Stara Zagora actual everyday problems are additionally an dilemma makeshift streets that had no planning permission so they don’t seem to be related to the water supply or sewage techniques in the meantime poverty and drug abuse are fueling the unfold of hepatitis AIDS and tuberculosis round 15% of Roma right here suffer from a type of diseases no one has wellbeing coverage the neighborhood authorities have despatched a van with scientific apparatus and two doctors to take blood samples gancho and his assistants encourage residents to be examined individuals understand them and believe them back within the small city of Hachi AVO we discover mitko demonstrating the culture which first gave the clan its identify the collage II have been unable to hinder the tinsmith exchange from demise out today mitko is hardly ever asked to restore or tin plate a copper pot to start with he scrubs off soot and filth utilising hydrochloric acid [Music] when we had been younger we repaired all types of things coffee pots pans and cutters we did the whole thing by way of hand the machines which can be around in these days were not to be had again then we did everything via hand using hammers and tongs and there was work for one and all of us irrespective of where we got here from he would additionally go to the market with kettles jugs and pots and had been continuously competent to promote them these days it’s much more elaborate back then we used to travel from village to village i’d quite simply go up to a residence introduce myself and asked if they had any pots and pans that need repairing then I do the job there used to be tons of work for us in these days maybe three percentage of my earnings nonetheless comes from tin smithing men and women have thrown away most of their copper receptacles just a few humans still use copper pans and pots for making however for instance [Music] we ecology are ready to look for work say out nothing to do for five days and get into my automobile and power around the villages looking for work pretty much the entire men amongst the collide she have had to diversify at present they set up guttering a job where their metalworking potential come in handy the work makes it possible for mitko to feed his household nevertheless it’s not precisely his dream job if I had sufficient to do as a tinsmith I definitely wouldn’t work on roofs if I had been to fall off who would preserve my wife and the children i would not want a job like this on any person Tanny is finding out forestry he’d like to become a woodland warden in a countrywide park his angle towards working on roofs is more relaxed given that he is not pressured to do it i will make a decision in my possess good time whether to do this all go into forestry I just need to be ready to feed my household earn money and purchase garments so long as i have cash coming in it does not quite subject what I do [Applause] the collages significant day has arrived the bride market is held on a Sunday in late summer season the ten chef’s family are leaving to choose up Maria to their niece then all of them set off for botch Cova monastery in the Rodopi mountains 50 kilometres away [Music] the annual bride fair is held on a parking field on the foot of the monastery an iconic web site for the Bulgarian Orthodox Church however earlier than hand each person exams their look one last time that is already a part of the ritual [Music] we kolache women like to makeup ever on account that my grandmother’s day we’ve powdered ourselves and carefully made as much as look as gentle-skinned as feasible then we go to the gathering in Vacaville to reward ourselves the foremost factor is for us to be made up every person needs a spouse with a lighter complexion due to the fact that that is extra attractive for this reason we do it the event is now getting underway caliche are getting back from in every single place Bulgaria as much as 5 thousand Roma mitko and his household experience a first-class status as we are able to see from the best way they are greeted respect is worth some huge cash tani will have to present less for his dream bride nevertheless he has but to search out her no person knows exactly when or how the bride market originated the older persons say the subculture is at the least 100 years old however the opportunity for kolache to arrange a assembly in advance is most likely of extra state-of-the-art foundation the ladies who are extra to my liking haven’t arrived yet we bought in contact with one an extra of our facebook they usually mentioned they might be coming here so i am still anticipating any individual the severity of each and every discussion board [Music] the collage bride market is a wedding of licensed flirting and speed-courting it takes location every year on the last Sunday in August the date and the venue are constant everything else is kind of spontaneous or no longer the youngest of the knowledge brides and grooms are not even 15 years old this is the only time of the year that they’re allowed to size one a further up and flirt to their heart’s desire if a young man is smitten and at the start that’s ample he makes his dream bride’s mom and dad and present that is followed by means of prolonged negotiations handiest then can a marriage ceremony take place how much has he saved for her a girl asks rather a lot however how much is quite a bit the young man doesn’t need to say someone in the crew desires to grasp the particular son 100 euros the young man jokes most effective a hundred euros she’s no longer that unpleasant the lady claims how much did he particularly offer in truth 10 thousand euros the girl i know hasn’t became up I had actually deliberate to fulfill her here and steal her away I drove here mainly in my mom and dad Mercedes to do this however she has stayed at residence why steal her could not you go Jaya house and ask for her hand her mom and dad need me to pay too much some men do certainly tried to seduce their dream bride in a automobile or in the woodland if a woman loses her virginity to a man he will get her for next to nothing seeing that no other man would ever marry her due to the fact that Maria’s father cannot be reward at present mitko has assumed responsibility for guaranteeing she stays untouched this year the botched Koval bride market doesn’t relatively get going as a substitute of the normal several thousand viewers just a few hundred Roma have grew to become up the rumors going around that within the neighboring village a nationalist motorbike gang have blocked the fundamental avenue that is why there is hardly anybody here and we’re also leaving last 12 months the position used to be packed our girlfriends haven’t even turned up [Music] but Maria nonetheless has to expect an present of marriage up to now if the offer was once excessive ample collide you females had been pressured into wedlock if parents are attempting that at present they threat their daughter strolling away although her life as a housewife remains pre-programmed Maria is at least allowed to choose her husband herself the rumor concerning the biker gang proves to be genuine on facebook the news spreads like wildfire the fear is that the crowd might attack the bride market as a consequence the event breaks up there is been a little of flirting but the time was once too brief for severe negotiations I’ve met a couple of young guys but much more have not turned up I quite wanted to experience myself today so i’m very disappointed I failed to in finding any lady I liked this time there used to be no person that I fancied but i’ll preserve on watching i’m still younger i have never even became 18 then i will to find anybody i’m designated of it i am the one Son so in the future i’ll find a pretty bride but it’s not simplest right-wing biker gangs that threatened the bride market the biggest chance is the desire for self-resolution which is spreading amongst younger Roma by way of smartphones and fb an additional collage a subculture that’s crumbling regardless of changing with the instances you you

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