Thorns and Silk

Thorns and Silk

Paulina Tervo

United Kingdom 2009, 13 min.

Short, Documentary

Spoken language: Arabic

Subtitles: English

Festival year: 2010

'Thorns and Silk' tells the fascinating stories of four Palestinian women whose job is traditionally done by men. We follow a woman who films women-only weddings in Hebron. We listen to the accounts of a female taxi driver in the Israeli part of Jerusalem. We see a young, dreamy police agent in training and get to know a mother from Nablus who works as a mechanic. All four women have the courage to break out of traditional role patterns, but that is not always as easy as it may seem.


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