Directed by Widad Shafakoj (Jordan, 2017, 73 min.). Digital. Arabic with English subtitles.
17 follows the Jordanian under-17 women’s soccer team as they prepare for the 2016 FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup in Jordan. Coming from different backgrounds, each of the girls has faced a different set of challenges as a national team player, and now they are coming together to face their biggest challenge yet. The film is a social exploration of the lives of young women who are passionate about playing a sport they have been told was only for men.
Gaza By Her
Directed by May Odeh and Riham al Ghazali (Palestine, 2017, 20 min.). Digital. Arabic with English subtitles.
A tribute to all the women in Gaza, this film introduces us to a singer, a fashion designer, an activist, and a mother. All are passionate about realizing their dreams and strive for a better future.
Co-presented with The Boston Palestine Film Festival.
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