Egg Lady

A portrait of a woman who has spent every day for nearly twenty years doing the same monotonous, repetitive work: breaking up to 4,000 eggs by hand for a Latvian bakery. Although the company has been privatised and many of its production processes modernised and automated, virtually nothing has changed in the Egg Lady’s job. However, she is at peace with herself, and has reconciled her dreams with her reality. She says that spending all day breaking eggs ‘allows me to think a great deal about life’.

Latvia, 2000.
26 mins.

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