“The vegetables come from the garden behind the house, the fish comes out of a can, and money for bread is earned at the factory. It’s because of this money that they came here. Women from Turkey stand side-by-side with women form Mecklenburg at the conveyor belt of a fish-processing factory in Lübeck. Their hands are stained brown, the pungent smell of fish clings to them, and their arms and backs ache. If these jobs were done by men, machines would have been invented long ago to replace them.” (Linde Fröhlich, Nordic Film Days Lübeck 1994) The film observes the women at work. In the process, they talk about their lives, their sorrows, their grief, their hopes and dreams, describe the longing for home and the sense of being lost in a place foreign to them (press kit PDF, German only).
The digital restoration of EKMEK PARASI – GELD FÜR'S BROT was made possible through the film heritage support program (FFE) financed by the Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, the states of Germany, and the German Federal Film Board (FFA).