17

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17

Directed by Widad Shafakoj

  • Jordan, United Kingdom 2017; 73 min
  • Original version: Arabic
  • Genre: Documentary

Synopsis

17 is a social exploration into the lives of young women who are passionate about a sport they have been told was only for men. The film follows the Jordanian under- 17 women's football team as they prepare for the FIFA U17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016. Coming from dierent backgrounds, each of the girls has faced a dierent set of challenges as a national team player. But now they come together to face their biggest challenge yet. 17 is a social exploration into the lives of young women who are passionate about a sport they have been told was only for men. Will Anoud make it in the final squad? Will Leen be ready to play in this world-class event with so little time to prepare? Will the odds finally start working for the team?

Production

  • MAGNET FILM

    Frauke Knappke 

International Sales

  • MAD SOLUTIONS

    Meriame Deghedi