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.
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