Young Virgins For Sale - The Controversial Bride Market of Bulgaria

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Every spring, the town of Stara Zagora in central Bulgaria hosts a controversial bride market where young virgins are paraded in front of suitors who bid on them. The market is the biggest annual get-together for Bulgaria’s 18,000-strong Kalaidzhi Roma clan, a subgroup of the Roma people who face constant prejudice and exclusion across Europe. Unable to live off their ancient coppersmith heritage, the constantly sensationalised bride markets are one of the last surviving Kalaidzhi traditions. ​T​o find out why these​ medieval-sounding​ markets exist ​in modern Europe, ​and how Kalaidzhi girls feel about being sold off​, Broadly correspondent Milène Larsson travels to ​the village of Orizovo ​​to spend time with a family with two daughters as they're preparing for the annual ​bride market. Click here to SUBSCRIBE to VICE Asia: https://bit.ly/2LhqAR9 Connect with VICE Asia: Check out our full video catalog: https://bit.ly/2P3Y0pv Videos, daily editorial and more: http://vice.com/en_asia More videos from the VICE network: https://fb.com/viceasia/videos/ Like VICE Asia on Facebook: http://fb.com/viceasia Follow VICE Asia on Twitter: https://twitter.com/viceasia Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/viceasia/