Woodgirls - A Duet for a Dream
- Azadeh Bizargiti
- 76 min
Women are building it for themselves.
Follow the unique story of Leila Avakh and Sedigheh Momennia, as they follow their dream of opening a carpentry workshop run by women for women.
With much love and passion, Leila and Sedigheh have chosen a profession that is considered extremely masculine in the traditional societies of the Middle East. They are some of Iran’s first female carpenters. Licences and formal training in such trades are unavailable for women.
Despite the obstacles and difficulties they face, they are determined to prove themselves. They refuse to let go of their dreams.
Armed with self-taught skills, guts, and a deep determination, Leila and Sedigheh bravely face cultural traditions to fight for what they believe in.
Asia Pacific Premiere
Head to our How to Fest page for helpful tips about this year’s festival.