The Market

  • 9.6 10
  • 2006
  • 9min
The Market
  • Original Title: The Market

At a street market in Croatia, people try to find the best locally produced groceries. Filmmaker Ana Hušman studies their behavior in this animated short.

The Market

AWARDS: Best experimental film. Zoom Zblizenia IFF/ Best short film. International Panorama of Independent film makers,/ Special mention as Best Experimental Short Film. Magma Intl short Film Festival/ Special Jury mention. Imaginaria Film festival/ Special mention of the Jury (Experimental Mention). Aye Aye Film Festival

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: Animafest/ Tabor Film Festival/ 25FPS International Experimental Film and Video Festival/ Split film festival/ Uppsala International Short Film Festival/ DOK Leipzig

The Market. Animating Croatian groceries

Market shoppers use all of their senses when trying to ascertain whether the groceries are local or imported. 

The privileging of local produced over imported goods is ever present regardless of whether or not the groceries are actually better, this follows to lines of argument - that by buying Croatian produced goods they are supporting Croatian agriculture and that domestic products are more familiar and more tasty, although it is not the origin of the goods but the method of its production that counts. 

They rather choose to buy local goods simply because they are "ours, Croatian, local”, and not some foreign, unfamiliar and alien foodstuff which is therefore deemed of lesser quality.

Ana Hušman
Ana Hušman Director

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