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Margaret Mead Film Festival: What Walaa Wants

October 20 @ 4:00 PM


What Walaa Wants Christy Garland 2018 | 90 mins  Country of Production: Canada, Denmark.  Country Featured: Palestinian Territory
US Premiere | Director in Attendance

For eight years, young Walaa was raised by her siblings in the Balata Refugee Camp while her mother was in an Israeli prison (for helping to blow something up). With her mother’s release, Walaa focuses on her dream: joining the Palestinian Security Forces. Her strong personality and rebellious attitude land Walaa in constant trouble with her superiors, revealing the complexities of growing up female under occupation.


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