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Rana
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Catalogue no. 864 File: B
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00:57 min.
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2007
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Petra Bauer says, ”For a long time I have been interested in a discussion about how norms and values control our selections and interpretations of facts and events in society, and how we use these to create stories about the present and the past...On the 10th of January 2003, an article in a Swedish newspaper caught my attention. The headline read ”Married Man Found Guilty of Having Sex with his Wife.” It was about a 13-year-old girl from Rosengard in Malmo that had married an 18-year-old man from Lebanon according to Islamic tradition. When the couple had a child in 2002, the police charged the man with sexual exploitation of a minor. I wanted to understand who had the power to construct a story like this and how was it done. Since the girl did not want to participate, I decided to fictionalize her story. I gave her the name Rana and called the man Omar.” Swedish with English subtitles 

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Rana

Petra Bauer says, ”For a long time I have been interested in a discussion about how norms and values control our selections and interpretations of facts and events in society, and how we use these to create stories about the present and the past...On the 10th of January 2003, an article in a Swedish newspaper caught my attention. The headline read ”Married Man Found Guilty of Having Sex with his Wife.” It was about a 13-year-old girl from Rosengard in Malmo that had married an 18-year-old man from Lebanon according to Islamic tradition. When the couple had a child in 2002, the police charged the man with sexual exploitation of a minor. I wanted to understand who had the power to construct a story like this and how was it done. Since the girl did not want to participate, I decided to fictionalize her story. I gave her the name Rana and called the man Omar.” Swedish with English subtitles 

 The CDA's archives are operating with the support of the Ostrovsky Family Fund and Artis
 

 The CDA's archives are operating with the support of the Ostrovsky Family Fund and Artis
 

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