What Walaa Wants

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What Walaa Wants

palestine police academy woman director

What Walaa Wants

Release Date: February 17, 2018

Year    :   2018
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Documentary
Production Companies    :   Wildling Pictures, ONF | NFB, Final Cut for Real
Director    :   Christy Garland
Producers    :   
Writers    :   
RunTime    :   89 mins.

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, Walaa 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. Following Walaa from 15 to 21, this first-ever look inside the Palestinian police academy brings us the story of a young woman navigating formidable obstacles, learning which rules to break and follow, and disproving the negative predictions from her surroundings and the world at large.


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