By Sophie Pape Are you happy with your life? The way you have constructed it? What if you were born in another country? Would it be the same? It is likely that it will be quite different. Questions like these popped up while watching the documentary Time to look at girls: Migrants in Bangladesh and Ethiopia, which was shown by Marina de Regt during the EASA Anthropology of Children and Youth Seminar on 19 November 2015. Since June 2009, this EASA Network organizes monthly meetings, which bring together students,researchers, NGOs and policy makers working with children and youth (www.anthropologyofchildren.net).
The documentary details the lives of four girls: two living in Bangladesh where they worked in a garment factory and two living in Ethiopia where they worked in the sex industry. These girls were my age (in their twenties) or younger and had to make choices I – most likely – will never have to make. But what if I had been in their position? Would I have made the same choices?
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Tags: anthropological film, Anthropology of Children and Youth, assumptions, challenging circumstances, constructing life, decision-making, documentaire, documentary, EASA Anthropology of Children and Youth Seminar, inidvidual agency, Marina de Regt, portraits, Time to look at girls: Migrants in Bangladesh and Ethiopia, victimization
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