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Soenita

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At six in the morning I arrive to witness the morning rituals of Soenita and her father. Later that day, I will follow her to the school.

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Soenita is a five year old girl who is raised solely by her sixty-one year old father, as her mother left the house to get remarried, since she was one and a half years old.

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Her father tries to cook healthy as much as he can. But as a potter he doesn't make to much money.

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The amount of love these two have for each other is overwhelming and makes me tear up a bit every now and again.

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As his colleague potters all start at six in the morning, while their wives take care of the children, it's difficult to compete as a single father.

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Soenita will be perfectly dressed every time she goes to school.

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All the care for his daughter and the worries about his little pottery business do take their toll and when Soenita is gone - he doesn't smoke while she is at home - he smokes his first sigaret... 

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... before going to work on his pots, plates and all kinds of ceramics.

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In school, Soenita loves to play, dream and even learn...

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