Wednesday, November 14, 2018 | 07:00 PM
What Walaa Wants
Raised in a refugee camp in the West Bank, while her mother was in prison, Walaa is determined to survive
basic training to become one of the few women on the Palestinian Security Forces - not easy for a girl who
breaks all the rules. Following Walaa from 15 to 21, with an intimate POV and the exuberant energy of its
subject, this is 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.
Length: 89 mins
Cast & Credits
Director: Christy Garland
Special Jury Prize – Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, 2018
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.