Friday, 21 October 2022•
Best Documentary Film Woodgirls – A Duet for a Dream (Islamic Republic of Iran, Czech Republic) has been withdrawn from the 15th Asia Pacific Screen Awards.
The Asia Pacific Screen Academy is disappointed but respects the producer’s decision.
Directed by Azadeh Bizargiti, Woodgirls – A Duet for a Dream is the story of Iranian women Leila Avakh and Sedigheh Momennia who have chosen carpentry as a profession. It is a decision they made with love and passion, but working in a field considered extremely masculine in the traditional society of Iran, the two women face many obstacles. However, being amongst the first female carpenters in Iran, they are determined to prove to themselves and their society that it is not impossible to achieve your dreams.
APSA wishes the film every success in amplifying the story of these incredible Iranian women.