A Russian documentary-maker has launched a bid to save a young bedouin girl from being sold as a wife for 50 sheep when she reaches the age of 11 or 12. The child’s father pleaded with Ivan Vdovin, 27, to help his daughter Zakura, seven, escape the long-established path for girls in his traditional and partly nomadic society in Wadi Qelt valley on the Israel-Palestine border. Now the Russian is seeking crowdfunding to make a film about her plight hoping that her father Arafat’s wishes can come true and that she can avoid being sold for sheep soon after she starts her periods. The father – who was Vdovin’s guide on a previous filming trip – offered the Russian the chance to take his daughter and raise her in Moscow, and even marry her when she reached 12, which the documentary-maker politely declined. Scroll down for video A Russian documentary-maker is seeking to save a young bedouin girl (pictured) from being sold as a wife for 50 sheep when she reaches the age of 11 or 12 Little Zakura (left with her younger brother) faces being sold for sheep soon after she starts her periods The child’s father pleaded with Ivan… Read full this story
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