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by Alexis Tsafas, Yannis Fotou


At 19, Zenaida has fully experienced the ugly face of the European dream. A victim of women’s trafficking, born in Africa and trapped in a European city, she is coerced by her “owners” to work in a brothel as a prostitute. Her life has been gradually reduced to a pathetic, meaningless routine and a recurring sequence of drug-induced hallucinations, which, while providing an escape from the present, bring back to life nightmares from the past. Parallel images of her life in the poverty of an African slum and the misery of a ruthless European city. An utter deadlock.

international title: Zenaida
original title: Zenaida
country: Greece, Cape Verde
year: 2015
genre: fiction
directed by: Alexis Tsafas, Yannis Fotou
film run: 66'
release date: GR 6/11/2015
screenplay: Vasia Karytinou
cast: Maria Stefanidou, Yorgos Noussis
cinematography by: Yannis Fotou
film editing: Stamatis Magoulas
art director: Dimitra Panagiotopoulou
costumes designer: Elisavet Kokonari
producer: Kyriakos Hatzimihailidis
production: t-shOrt



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