Azerbaijani Survivor
Azerbaijani Survivor

 Vusala Alibayli  2017 13 min Azerbaijan Documentary  Experimental 


The film is kind of game and its aim to show how it is possible to live on standards covered by the minimum wage in Azerbaijan, South Caucasus region.
During seven days, a... [+]


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Azerbaijani
Subtitles: English 



Frames



Adventure  Comedy  Human Rights 

Eat/Drink  Economical crisis  Economy  Poverty  Social issues 



The film is kind of game and its aim to show how it is possible to live on standards covered by the minimum wage in Azerbaijan, South Caucasus region.
During seven days, a young girl at the age 28, Nurana starts to live on minimum conditions with the help provided by the game. They are Warning, Choice advice, Aid of citizens.

The average minimum wage in Azerbaijan is 155 manats (87 US dollars). A minimum wage is the minimum sum of monthly needed products and services.
During this game, you will know how an Azerbaijani citizen survives with 155 manats.
In the first stage, Nurana calculates the amount of money for services and non-food products. Nurana divides 155 manats into three baskets according to the official prices given by the State Statistical Committee. Nurana has 18.29 manats for weekly grocery shopping.
The amount of money allocated to the minimum food basket does not suffice even according to the official prices provided by the Statistical Committee.
Nurana continues the game with a loan.
The second stage consists of Nurana’s choice in which conditions she will continue her game. The cook and housewife create the weekly menu for her.
From here on, we see what she chooses and how she spends seven days…


Cast & Crew:


Director Vusala Alibayli 
Producer Izzetkhanim Jabarli 
Camera operator Igrar Gurbanzade
Digital effects Igrar Gurbanzade
Scriptwriter Vusala Alibayli
Scriptwriter Izzetkhanim Jabarli
Film editor Vusala Alibayli
Film editor Izzetkhanim Jabarli



2 Prizes & Selections:

Apr 2018 - Moscow International Film Festival

Oct 2017 - DokuBaku International Documentary Film Festival







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