Glitter and Dust

a film by Julia Lemke, Anna Koch

Glitter and Dust

Germany | 2020 | 91:00 min

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GLITTER AND DUST is a documentary film about girls who do manly things in the male dominated world of rodeo and who try to find their own path in the process.
Maysun does everything she can to gain her father's recognition, to meet his expectations - as a girl.
Tatyanna (17) is competing as a bullrider for the Navajo team. Not only is she one of a few girls riding bulls, she is doing so without a helmet or protection. 
Although they move about in the powerful imagery of the American prairie and the myths of the Wild West, they give it new resonance and break free of it. In today's world, where many people yearn for the authoritarian systems of yesteryear, GLITTER & DUST tells the story of cowgirls who seek a new tomorrow in their conservative homeland.
"Beste Kamera" — Achtung Berlin - new Berlin film award
Special Mention by EFCA Doc Jury — Zlín Kids and Youth Film Festival

FF Max Ophüls Preis – world premiere
IFF Krakau
Zlìn, Goldener Spatz, LUCAS, FIDBA, etc
FIDBA Buenos Aires
Goldener Spatz, Thüringen
BUSTER Filmfestival, Copenhagen
Lucas Filmfestival

VFF Documentary Film Production Award Nominee – 36 DOK.fest Munich
German Documentary Film Music Award Nominnee [Peta Devlin, Thomas Wenzel, Paul Eisenach] – 36 DOK.fest Munich
shortlisted for LOLA2021 — Deutscher Filmpreis Kinderfilm #lola21

Cast and Crew
  • Director Julia Lemke, Anna Koch
  • Producer Katharina Bergfeld, Martin Heisler
  • Director of Photography Julia Lemke
  • Protagonist Maysun King, Tatyanna Begay, Altraykia Begay, Ariyana Escobedo
  • Editor Carlotta Kittel
  • Sound Anna Koch
  • Score Peta Devlin, Thomas Wenzel, Paul Eisenach
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