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tv   Looking For Love In The Faroes  Al Jazeera  June 18, 2018 8:33am-8:50am +03

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women like mary joyce fulfill a big need on the faroe islands over the last decades younger women have been leaving in droves. i limited opportunities and a limited gene pool have meant that they've gone abroad prefer ring more choice in life and lot. there are now fifteen hundred fewer women than men between the ages of eighteen and sixty so how do the men feel about it. i. i i i i i. i. feel is my guide to the faroe ways my own mind is up to the growth of here or you who.
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are with all we're going to. be. a journalist and a local rock star finn is one of the most eligible bachelors on the island. he says he's not worried about a shortage of women he's not looking for love but he wouldn't mind if a male touch. perfect bachelor pad or. you know almost the same process this will really watch watch more cos it's a bit better. and some want to know the correct grade with the correct dose wait wait and. i'm not really that's one thing ok.
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leaving my broom behind i take up fitness offer to visit his bachelor pad. it's a glorious evening drive. during summer in the faroe islands daylight stretches for twenty hours. when the fog lifts the scenery is breathtaking. i'm looking forward to hearing more about what the modern family's man looks for in an ideal woman. yeah. oh thank you this is the bachelor pad this is the best. finance says he hasn't tried to find a woman from asia but he knows many men who have nice view if the women are and it's difficult yeah you can't invent
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a woman so yeah you have to find women elsewhere and the easiest way is. the asian countries. yes welcome to my terrace he describes a trend among men his age to look for a match online i have a friend who got this heart broken by a fairways woman and he just said i have had enough so we went on the internet and agency for women of the philippines and he found himself a philippine girl and half. six months later she was in the very ones and they live happily she doesn't speak for we so i am talk to her but he's found love and it's more simple simple life what do you mean by the simple life you know where i live where were bit more old fashioned where were there
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where there's. the man role where the man works if he works and he makes all the money and and she is at home making making him dinner and breakfast and. cleaning sort of traditional role exactly yeah traditional roles what do you think about the women coming here how do you think they see themselves in the society here you know it's very difficult because. especially the women from. they don't really have a voice here in the fire lines we don't hear what they think that we don't hear them in the media but you know the media yeah. yeah. and also. it's very easy for the media to you know just go after the bad stories
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you know the problems but there are really. many love stories out there really are . to find out if that's true i'm missing some of the faroe islands new female residents mary joyce was one of only a few foreigners when she arrived today there are nearly three hundred women from asia living here. i know here. everywhere that i know mary jo introduces me to her circle and i learn that as well as her cousin. and her mother have also married far always men since she moved here and so this is your mother and that's it. do you like living here yeah the spirit i just was. peaceful. so it's like a family reunion. the most common way for women to me to far away is man i
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discovered isn't through the internet but through other family members we are sisters your sisters. are you married to brothers and. unfortunately first as a little brother. i think first your beliefs are oh. we have a friend i have this. it's all started. off and the women moving to the faroes are not young brides but women who are marrying a second time and starting afresh and so you've got your children yeah yeah and to them i could hear. in a lot. more of the end of the and my. you know.
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i'm touched by the honesty of grace who came here six years ago to begin a new life with her family as husband he said at least that. always. oh you write me. a note joyce. six years just now. there. it was you don't know what's. right what about love over love. what this love. love is so by sacrifice i mean damn. these women rely on each other for moral support friendship and help navigating their new country it's not always easy but they're happy here and feel it's a good place to raise their children here is we have or see. us as
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a missionary at the. gate and no one locks the doors in the oval. we. will have nice. of you. making the list but i still. have a fair. but sometimes they can be trouble in paradise. in the village of whole speak i mean. from thailand for me my experience with my ex is not not least. ten years ago she met a fair always man through a friend didn't thailand she moved here and they married did you think it was going
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to be like a fairy tale i was thinking like before i moved here i was thinking like that it should be like a dream or something because. i watch. so much television so much and i have. that picture in manish like it's going to be like la but when i. being here. everything just like it's a very. numb phone is careful what she says her relationship ended badly and the faroe islands is a small place. it's not worked out so me and my man is not work out about for you so really well. but instead of going back to thailand now i'm from decided to stay and build a new life on her own. stand up for myself the strong from a sale and i bought
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a house and my car and i have a good job i have a beautiful kid. her daughter natasha is four and her son joseph is nine. numb from his mother sister and niece a visitor to the summer holidays it's the first time she's had them here in her new home. i remembered. they call me they say now you get a visa so you can stay here then i go bank and asking can you open the account for me because. i want to work and asking where the first company they told me to fish company that way and then i just go out and start walk to the way it taught me i give you a job yeah they give me a job and how did you. know my eyes. she's worked her way up
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left the fish factory and is now a manager at a local food business my finally feels good again i can say is my home. because every day i want happy i have like beautiful kid and good job i can minute myself i can take my sail what would you tell a woman who's thinking of moving to the faroe islands if i can tell them i want to stay in this country's already built before and then people. but if you want a fun. it's a good idea that. you want to spend and learn. while longer you can then you can decide if everything is not what you have to be like a strong woman is a very hard time for you to start everything alone. the
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faroe islands is a place where the course of life has always been certain. to shine often or a good time. to stay in. change. and seen in. a place where each generation mocked the passing of the one before. a place where tradition matters. like the national festival which brings everyone out to the streets to celebrate the long bright summer knots.
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as they have for generations the roads we do battle at sea. and the runners compete on the land. but take a look at the winner of the under seventeen it's hands alan thompson a sign that things are changing on the faroe islands. in this small confident country disagree. it's about allowing foreign is in a strikingly absent won't call. down the well. in marrying a pharaoh island women from asia get more than a husband or a family they become part of a tribe. perhaps that is why they stay even if things go wrong.
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against the odds in the most unlikely destination they find a place in their hearts they call han. china's kwong she province has become famous for its large number of elderly many age one hundred or older one when used investigates if the region holds the secrets to a long and healthy life. on al-jazeera and monday put it on the. us and british companies have announced the biggest discovery of natural gas in west africa but what to do with these untapped natural resources is already a source of heated debate nothing much has changed they still spend most of the days looking forward to full dry river beds like this one five years on the syrians still feel battered or even those who managed to escape their countries haven't
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truly been able to escape the war. for twenty three unions musson has collected objects he finds along the coast. enough to fill his museum enough to break a guinness world record. with a story for every object has become an environmental activist uninspired artist and a voice for the part to countless markets. marching music such. i sometimes feel that we're really looking into the hearts and the some of those directly involved in events taking place very good at telling all sides of the story from the political elite to those people who've been affected you really get to know what's happening on the ground that's very important for me as a generation past that can often feel that my continent is misrepresented and we've
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changed that your story is important to us it doesn't matter where you come from. hello i'm daryn jordan in doha with the top stories here al-jazeera colombia has a new president conservative newcomer even duke a becomes its youngest leader but the forty one year old when may jeopardize peace accords signed with fox rebels in twenty sixteen other gallagher reports on baba tough. he may be a fresh face in colombian politics but his event duke a took to the stage his supporters were ecstatic to gaze young untested at his promise to tackle some of colombia's biggest issues elo certainly i guess for our motion this is the opportunity we'll waiting to pass through the page of polarization the page of given since the poison page i did not recognize the
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