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Skiing in Scarves

Skiing in Scarves

Producer: FlairFilm e.U.
Financing: Minoritarian coproduction
Co-Producer: Studio Virc (SI), Kinocompany (FI)
Year: 2018
Grant amount: € 17.800
Category: Dokumentarfilm
Genre: documentary
Director: Maja Senekovic (aka Haidy Kancler)
Writer: Maja Senekovic (aka Haidy Kancler), Bostjan Virc
Cinematographer: Sonja Huttunen
Locations: Vienna, Tyrol, Salzburg, Carinthia, Afghanistan, Slovenia, Finland, Switzerland, India

The Slovenian Ana gives ski lessons to girls and young women in the mountains of the Afghan province of Bamyan. Women, who practice sports are often confronted with gender-specific obstacles and prejudices, even open resistance.
Zakia, Fatima and Fariba are Ana's best students - ambitious and determined to succeed, they even want to take part in the Ski World Cup later. Ana is aware of the limited opportunities in Afghanistan and prepares the girls for intensive training in the Alps.
When Ana has to give up her job as a ski instructor, the girls are faced with a new challenge: to become a ski instructor to continue Ana's work. Their journey to Europe is the central part of the film, where girls get to grips with the reality and fierce competition in the Western professional sports world and face not only sporting challenges, but also cultural differences and prejudices.

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