What Walaa Wants

What Walaa Wants

Feature film (75 mins +)

Directed by Christy Garland

For eight years, young Walaa was raised in Balata Refugee Camp while her mother was held 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