This gripping, sharp-witted, feminist drama – the first-ever Jordanian feature to premiere at Cannes – accompanies Nawal (Mouna Hawa), who is forced into a series of rash situations to hold onto her family and claim what should rightfully be hers. The result is a suspenseful and engrossing portrait of resistance and strength, and a snapshot into the many forms of systemic oppression facing women in Jordanian society and its legal system.

This screening is followed by a discussion with filmmaker Amjad Al Rasheed via Zoom.

This film is in Arabic with English subtitles. Content warning: references to sexual harassment, domestic violence and abortion.

Tense, gripping, and unflinchingly honest, the film sheds light on the oppression faced by women under archaic laws.
Negar Mohtashami, Research Assistant, Women’s Rights Division, Human Rights Watch

Also streaming across the UK + Ireland from 18-24 March, online audiences can watch the film at their own pace. Click here to find out more.


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