The Poetess

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The Poetess

Directed by Stefanie Brockhaus, Andreas Wolff

  • Germany, Saudi Arabia 2017; 89 min
  • Original version: Arabic
  • Genre: Drama

Synopsis

Hissa Hilal, a 43-year-old poetess and activist from Saudi Arabia, tests her boundaries in the daily struggle for change. Veiled in a burqa, she gains international fame at Abu Dhabi’s prestigious contest “Million’s Poet” with her poems critical of terrorism and the ideologies of fanatic islamists.

Production

  • BROCKHAUS/WOLFF FILMS

     

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