Murmur Media, the National Film Board of Canada
and Final Cut for Real present
WHAT WALAA WANTS
A film by Christy Garland
(2018 | 89 min)
Wednesday, February 27, 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 28, 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
(In Arabic with English subtitles)
Raised in a refugee camp in the West Bank while her mother was in an Israeli prison, Walaa is determined to become one of the few women in the Palestinian Security Forces—not easy for a girl who breaks all the rules. Following Walaa from the ages of 15 to 21 with an intimate POV, What Walaa Wants tells the compelling story of a defiant young girl who navigates formidable obstacles, disproving the negative predictions from her surroundings and the world at large.