What Walaa Wants

What Walaa Wants

| 1 h 23 min

Raised in a refugee camp in the West Bank while her mother was in prison, Walaa dreams of becoming a policewoman in the Palestinian Security Forces (PSF). Despite discouragement from her family, even her beloved brother Mohammed, Walaa applies and gets in.  But her own rebellious behaviour and complicated relationship with her mother are challenging, as are the circumstances under which she lives.

Following Walaa from 15-21, with an intimate POV, What Walaa Wants is the compelling story of a defiant young girl 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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  • writer
    Christy Garland
  • director
    Christy Garland
  • participant
    Walaa Khaled Fawzy Tanji
  • producer
    Anne Köhncke
    Matt Code
    Christy Garland
    Justine Pimlott
  • executive producer
    Signe Byrge Sorensen
    Anita Lee
    Waël Kabbani
    Penny Charter
  • editor
    Michael Aaglund
    Graeme Ring
  • original music
    Tom Third
  • cinematography
    Christy Garland
  • sound
    Christy Garland
  • appearance
    Latifa Abu Draa
    Mohammad Tanji
    Samia Khaled Tanji
    Noaam Tanji
    Laila Khaled Fawzy Tanji
    Shereen Kamal Terawi
    Zaher K. A. Sabbah
    Issa Abu-Allan
    Noor Abu-Romi
    Ahlam Awagneh
    Akram Awwad Fataftah
    Mohammad Hafiz Ghannam
    Haytham Yaseen
    Zohdi Shaqour
    Na'el Abu-Keshek
  • sound designer
    Peter Schultz
  • re-recording mixer
    Peter Schultz
  • sound effects editor
    Mathias Dehn Middelhart