What Walaa Wants

  • Christy Garland
  • Canada, Denmark
  • 2018
  • 89 min
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Raised in the largest refugee camp on the West Bank while her mother was in prison, Walaa dreams of being a policewoman, wearing a uniform, avoiding marriage, and earning a salary. Despite warnings that ‘no women should be in the army’ and that she’ll bring shame on the family, she applies - and gets in. But her own rebellious behavior and a complicated relationship with her mother are a challenge, as are the circumstances under which she lives.


Christy Garland
Christy Garland for Murmur Film, Matt Code for Murmur Media Inc., Anne Köhncke for Final Cut for Real
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