Directed by Carol Mansour
Twelve Palestinian women talk of their lives before the Diaspora, their memories, and their identity, inter-connected by the ancient art and Palestinian cultural tradition of embroidery. Resilient and determined, the women are lawyers, artists, writers, housewives, activists, architects, and politicians who seek to stitch together the story of their homeland, their dispossession, and their unwavering strives towards justice. Delicate and well-paced yet detailed, playful, and methodical in her mobilization of the interview format, award-winning Canadian/Lebanese-Palestinian filmmaker Carol Mansour engineers a multi-perspective tableau of what it means to be proud, Palestinian, and woman.
Carol Mansour founded Forward Film Production in 2000 in Beirut, Lebanon. With over 25 years in documentary production, Mansour has covered the world from Sri Lanka to Lebanon to Uzbekistan. She has achieved international recognition, and awards for her films, with over fifty film festival screenings worldwide.