Scene from the film Little Bride

Little Bride

  • Poland
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There is about 2.5 million Turkish minority members in Germany. Every year there is at least a dozen of Turkish women beaten to death by their husbands or other family members. The actual scale of those crimes in Germany, where law and order are so highly valued, is unknown – according to the official data, in Turkey there are committed more than 300 so-called honor killings annually and 40% of wives are violence victims.

A Turkish girl was sent to Germany and forced to marry when she was 13 years old. Soon after, her hell has begun; she was beaten and abused in different ways. After several years she managed to run away; she has been hiding until now – only because of that she is able to tell us her life story.


  • Original title
    Przyrzeczona / ENG version
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Lesław Dobrucki
  • DOP
    Piotr Rosołowski
  • Editing
    Lesław Dobrucki, Bartek Pietras, Jakub Kossak
  • Sound
    Zofia Gołębiowska
  • Duration
    15 min (1-15 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Poland
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • VERZIO Documentary Film Festival, Hungary, 2010
    • Sheffield Doc/Fest, England, 2010
    • DOCUMENTARIST - Istanbul Documentary Days,"Which Human Rights?", Turkey,
    • 13th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, Greece, 2011
    • Women's Film Festival - Brattleboro Vermont, USA, 2011
    • One World Romania Documentary Film Festival, 2011
    • KINOTEKA - 9th Polish Film Festival, London, UK, 2011
    • FilmPOLSKA, Germany, 2011
    • “Golden Apricot” 8th Yerevan Film Festival, Armenia, 2011
    • Batumi International Art House Film Festival, Georgia, 2011
    • Ljubljana Independent Documentary Film Festival Dokubazaar, Slovenia, 2011
    • International Human Rights Film Festival in Albania, 2011
    • 6th Kenya International Film Festival in Nirobi, Kenya, 2011
    • 6th Human Rights Film Festival PRAVO LJUDSKI, Bosnia and Hercegovina, 2011
    • 10th Tabor Film Festival, Croatia, 2012
    • 10th International Festival Signes de Nuit, France, 2012
    • 45th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Czech Republic, 2010
    • Era New Horizons International Film Festival 2010, Poland, 2010
    • DOKUFEST, The International Documentary and Short Film Festival, Kosovo, 2010
    • Vilnius Film Shorts, Lithuania, 2010
    • East Silver Market 2010, Czech Republic, 2010
    • Expresión En Corto International Film Festival - Speak Out Against Domestic Violence, 2010
    • 39th Huesca International Film Festival, Spain, 2011
    • Open City London Documentary Festival, UK, 2011
    • Art Film Fest, Slovakia, 2011
    • Concorto Film Festival, Italy, 2011
    • Saratov Sufferings Film Festival, Russia, 2011
    • Cortopotere International Short Film Festival, Italy, 2011
    • Children's Rights Festival, Croatia, 2011
    • SkenaUp Festival, Kosovo, 2011
    • MujerDOC: Third International Documentary Festival on Gender Equality, 2012
  • Awards
    • Vilnius Film Shorts, Lithuania, 2010 (Second Prize)
    • Expresión En Corto International Film Festival - Speak Out Against Domestic Violence, 2010 (Honorary Mention) is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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