Glitzer und Staub

Four cowgirls live their very own American dream

Germany 2020. Director & Screenplay: Anna Koch, Julia Lemke. 92 Min. Documentary. English / Diné Original with subtitles. Released for audiences from 6 years of age. Recommended for audiences from 12 years of age

“No Fear” is written on Ariyana’s belt. Whoever is afraid, she knows, has no chance. And so, the nine-year-old climbs onto the hump of the mighty bull and tries to stay up while the animal rears wildly. “Rodeo is not for girls,” many in Texas say. But it is Ariyanas great passion– her life. GLITTER & DUST portrays four cowgirls looking for their place in a male domain. The documentary explores the world of rodeos, talks about gender roles, life in the southern United States, and the courage to fight for your dreams – and sometimes to give them up. (KT) 

Topics: Mädchen, Geschlechterrollen, Träume, USA, Mut

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Anna Koch (*1982, Germany) and Julia Lemke (*1978, Germany) both began their studies at the Berlin dffb in 2006 Koch in directing and Lemke in camera. While Koch has since worked editorially for and as publisher at the Rowohlt-Verlag, Lemke’s short film KILLSOMETIME.COM was screened at MOMA New York and in Cannes in 2011. Together, they completed their dffb studies in 2016 with the documentary SCHULTERSIEG, which won Best Documentary in Hof in 2016. Since then, Koch and Lemke have been working together as the director duo Badabum. GLITZER&STAUB is the feature film debut of the duo. 

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