The Public Pitch at DocsBarcelona presented in an online event a selection of 10 projects. Fight by Lilit Movsisyan got East Doc Market Award. The award, given by the Institute of Documentary Film, guarantees the project will be part of East Doc Market at East Doc Platform 2021.
Read our statement: "We would like to support a project that is exploring the role of women in contemporary society. Challenging the traditions and breaking the stereotypes, the young girl would like to follow her dream to become a veterinarian despite the traditional patriarchal views that run in her family, as well as society. It is important to support such courageous voices that are fighting the prejudices and gender role stereotypes rooted deep in the Armenian society. The East Doc Market Award goes to Fight by Lilit Movsisyan."
In a conservative Armenian family, a 16-year old Karine dreams to become a veterinarian, but her father, who is a well-known dog-fighter, is against her dream. Karine’s destiny is one amongst thousands. How can girls grab their freedom in countries that are deeply rooted on patriarchal values?
Director: Lilit Movsisyan
Production: Clara Kawczak, Amélia Sarmento, Iness Mkrtchyan, Sona Margaryan
Production company: Motif films, Vie des hauts Productions
Armenia and France