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NFB Film Series: What Walaa Wants

March 10 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Free

CHRISTY GARLAND | 2018 | 89 MIN 24 S (IN ARABIC WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES)

Raised in a refugee camp in the West Bank while her mother was in prison, Walaa dreams of becoming a policewoman in the Palestinian Security Forces (PSF). Despite discouragement from her family, even her beloved brother Mohammed, Walaa applies and gets in. But her own rebellious behaviour and complicated relationship with her mother are challenging, as are the circumstances under which she lives.

Following Walaa from 15-21, with an intimate POV, What Walaa Wants is the compelling story of a defiant young girl navigating formidable obstacles, learning which rules to break and follow, and disproving the negative predictions from her surroundings and the world at large.

Details

Date:
March 10
Time:
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Tags:
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Website:
https://virl.bc.ca/event/nfb-film-series-what-walaa-wants/

Organizer

comox library
Phone:
250-339-2971
Email:
comox@virl.bc.ca
Website:
www.virl.bc.ca

Venue

Comox Library
1720 Beaufort Avenue
Comox, British Columbia V9M 1R7 Canada
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