Thorns and Silk

Paulina Tervo

'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.

Credits

Subtitles
EN
Director
Paulina Tervo
Country
United Kingdom
Type
Documentary, Short
Duration
13 minutes
Themes
cultural rights & traditions, women & gender
Year
2009