Over the Bridge
Cez most, Slovak Republic, 2008, 45 min, Religion, Society
The story of a young woman from Slovakia who lives in Germany with a Muslim. In order to get to know him better, she had to marry him according to Islam. Shortly after that, she voluntarily converted to Islam and as a sign of that started to wear a scarf. Because of fear of not being understood, she keeps it a secret from her parents for five years. Now she decides, however, to confirm her relationship by means of a typical wedding in Slovakia. What must she do in order to bring together her own (already Islamic) views and those of her parents? Is it possible at all, to find a bridge between the two very different cultures?
Director of photography:
Jana Šuverová, Pavol Baláž
Academy of Arts Banská Bystrica
Jána Kollára 22
974 01 Banská Bystrica, Slovak Republic