Bristol Palestine Film Festival 2018

What Walaa Wants 15

What Walaa Wants
0117 927 5100

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Sun 9 Dec 17:40 Intro
Ticket prices: £10.00 full / £8.00 concessions / £5.00 aged 24 or under

This intimate documentary follows Walaa from aged 15 to 21, revealing her exuberant energy and is the first-ever look inside the Palestinian police academy.

Raised in a refugee camp in 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 discouragement from her family, even from her beloved brother Mohammed, Walaa applies– and gets in. But her own rebellious behaviour and a complicated relationship with her mother are challenges, as are the circumstances under which she lives.

This is the inspiring story of a young woman navigating formidable obstacles, learning which rules to break and follow, and disproving the negative stereotypes from her surroundings and the world at large.