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What Walaa Wants Christy Garland

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Le rêve de Walaa

Walaa, a strong-willed young Palestinian woman, dreams only of joining the Palestinian Security Forces. When her mother arrives home after eight years in prison, Walaa starts single-mindedly pursuing her ambition. While her strong, dynamic personality makes her an ideal candidate, her impulsiveness and lack of respect for authority fit badly with the demands put on her by the training regimen. Carefully observing both Walaa and her surroundings, Christy Garland tells the story of a complex and charming young woman, while subtly capturing the tensions experienced every day within the Palestinian community and its families. (BD)

What Walaa Wants

  • Country : Canada, Denmark
  • Year : 2018
  • V.O : Arabic
  • Subtitles : English and French
  • Duration : 89 MIN
  • Cinematography : Christy Garland
  • Editing : Michael Aaglund, Graeme Ring
  • Production : Anne Köhncke, Matt Code, Christy Garland, Justine Pimlott
  • Sound Design : Peter Schultz, Cosmo Tone
Filmography of Christy Garland :

Dual Citizen (2000)
Doormat (2008)
The Bastard Sings the Sweetest Song (2012)
Cheer Up (2016)

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