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Directed by | Paulina Tervo

Genre documentary  |  Length: 13mins  |  Year of production: 2009

Thorns and Silk tells four fascinating stories from the West Bank, Palestine. These comprise a series of encounters with women who work in maledominated professions. All four have the courage to break social norms, but not without challenges. We dip into the life of a wedding filmmaker, who films womenonly wedding parties in the conservative city of Hebron. We hear the stories of a female taxi driver who works in the west of Jerusalem. We discover a young police trainee at the national police academy. And we learn about the hardships of life in Nablus from a mother who takes on male roles to keep her family business going.