Synopsis by Rebecca Flint Marx
Amangol (Altinay Ghelich Taghani) is sent away to take on a weaving job to raise money for her sick mother. Sporting a shaved head and boyish clothing, she soon finds herself the servant of a cruel and unjust master who virtually imprisons her with her fellow weavers. She enters into a friendship with Belgheis, a desperate woman who has lost her entire immediate family in an earthquake. With no one else to turn to, Belgheis fashions Amangol as her savior, with unfortunate results. Shown at the 2000 Montreal Film Festival, Daughters of the Sea exposes the horrible conditions of female servitude in Iran.
factory-worker, sweatshop, weaving, cruelty, physical-abuse, women