A butcher’s daughter

30 min.

A butcher’s daughter


Safarali was forced to leave his native village and move his family to the city when his teaching salary was not enough to meet their needs. While he has created a successful career as a butcher, his daughter struggles to make peace with the life he has created.

The film is the story of Safarali, who is living a life that bridges contradictions—he is a teacher and a butcher, animal lover and destroyer. It is also the story of his daughter’s opposition to him, as well as her desire to know and understand her father and accept him.

The film follows Safarali through a normal day and, through his conversations with his daughter, we learn about his life, his beliefs, and how he finds meaning and balance in a life that is far from the ideals he cherishes.

Warning: The movie contains scenes of animal treatment that may offend some viewers.

Selections: Film Market, Visions du Réel, 2021.

Premiere at Focus Caucasus competition, CineDoc Tbilisi, 2021. 

Awards: Jury Special Mention Award , DokuBaku International Documentary Film Festival, 2021.