Global Spotlights

What Walaa wants

Christy Garland | Canada | Denmark | 2018 | 89 min | Arabic with English Subtitles
Christy Garland | Canada | Denmark | 2018 | 89 min | Arabic with English Subtitles

During the time her mother is kept captive in an Israeli prison, in the largest refugee camp in the West Bank Walaa grows up dreaming of wearing a uniform, avoiding marriage and earning a salary. Despite warnings that a woman in the army would bring shame to the family, Walaa will pursue her dream of becoming a policewoman. A tough living situation, a complicated mother-daughter relationship and her own unruliness are but a few of the challenges Walaa will have to conquer.

In Competition
19.09. | 20:00 | Kino in der Kulturbrauerei
What Walaa wants

followed by a film talk with
With Christy Garland (director)
Walaa ( protogranist)
Lucas Honauer (Action against Hunger country director Palestine)
Jörg Mühlbach (Aktion gegen den Hunger, Germany)

20.09. | 18:30 | Hackesche Höfe Kino
What Walaa wants

followed by a film talk with
With Christy Garland (director)
Walaa ( protogranist)
Lucas Honauer (Action against Hunger country director Palestine)
Jan-Sebastian Friedrich-Rust (Aktion gegen den Hunger, CEO Germany)

Credits
Director:  Christy Garland
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