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EWA awards Skiing in Scarves at WEMW 2018

EWA Network's development award at WEMW Trieste goes to Skiing in Scarves

EWA’s second award at WEMW co-production market in Trieste goes to director Haidy Kancler for her documentary film project Skiing in Scarves. In 2017, Michela Occhipinti’s "Flesh Out" achieved the prize.
EWA Consultant Simona Nobile and EWA Board member Marie-Pierre Vallé were this year’s Jury for EWA’s development prize for the best project led by a women director at the WEMW co-production market. Out of 11 projects, the EWA award went to a project that tells an original and challenging story about young women who struggle to fulfil their dreams within a hostile environment. The journey they chose will open new opportunities for their future.

Skiing in Scarves synopsis:

In the mountains of central Afghanistan, a group of Afghani teenage girls are challenging cultural stereotypes - by learning to ski and bringing it to a professional level through extensive training in Europe.