What Walaa Wants

What Walaa Wants

Feature film (75 mins +)

Directed by Christy Garland

For eight years, young Walaa helped raise her siblings while her mother was held as a political prisoner in an Israeli jail. Now that her mother has been released in a much-publicized prisoner swap, Walaa can finally focus on her lifelong dream: joining the Palestinian Security Forces. What makes this dream difficult to attain is that few women make it into the forces. Strong-willed Walaa is her own worst enemy: she breaks the rules of training and struggles with discipline. Shooting over six years, and with unprecedented access to the Palestinian Police Academy, filmmaker Christy Garland observes a spirited young woman yearning to serve her people. Will Walaa successfully tackle her demons and manage to craft a meaningful career for herself?
Year: 2018
Duration: 89 min

Canada, Denmark
Language: Arabic
Subtitles: English


Event Title When Where  
What Walaa Wants July 27th, 2018 3:00 PM
Aspire Theatre (Gimli Unitarian Church) Tickets
What Walaa Wants July 29th, 2018 10:00 AM
Aspire Theatre (Gimli Unitarian Church) Tickets