WHAT WALAA WANTS
el Documental del mes November 2019

WHAT WALAA WANTS

Christy Garland

2018 86 min.

Original Version in Arabic, with Catalan and Spanish subtitles
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Technical specs

    • Direction: Christy Garland
    • Edit: Michael Aaglund, Graeme Ring
    • Cinematography: Christy Garland
    • Production: Anne Köhncke, Matt Code, Christy Garland, Justine Pimlott
    • Executive production: Signe Byrge Sørensen, Anita Lee, Waël Kabbani, Penny Charter
    • Music: Tom Third
    • Sound: Peter Schultz
    • Distribution: DocsBarcelona Distribution
    • Age rating: not recommended for children under 12

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Sinopsi

Walaa, a teenage girl raised in a refugee camp, decides to become one of the few female police officers of the Palestinian security forces. Resignation is not part of her vocabulary, but it is not easy for a girl to break all the rules.

Walaa’s story is marked by survival instinct, overcoming numerous obstacles and learning. An intimate portrait that brings us closer to the life of a girl from the age of 15 to 21 who’s willing to get to the end, and is brave enough to question the establishment and the structures of both her environment and the world in general.

About direction (Christy Garland)

Christy Garland has directed award-winning and critically acclaimed documentary features and fiction shorts. Based in Toronto, she often co-produces with the Nordic countries. Distributed worldwide, Garland’s films deliver strong dramatic development, poignant character transformation and universally- felt themes. The Bastard Sings The Sweetest Song (2012, Hot Docs, Sheffield a.o.) garnered rave reviews at its theatrical release, “echoing the work of Bresson and the Dardennes” (Globe & Mail). Her latest film Cheer Up (2016, HotDocs, DOC NYC a.o) was called “a biting portrait of young womanhood” by Vice.

Awards & Festivals

  • Nomination “Glashütte Original”, Berlinale - Germany, 2018
  • Special Jury Prize, Hot Docs - Canada, 2018.
  • Margaret Mead Filmmaker Award, Margaret Mead Film Festival - USA, 2018.
  • Nomination to Best Documentary, Best Cinematography and Best Edition, Canadian Film Awards – Canada, 2019.
  • Edinburgh Film Festival - Scotland, 2018
  • Cork International Film Festival – Ireland, 2018.
  • Sofia International Film Festival – Bulgary, 2019.
  • DocsBarcelona – Spain, 2019

Where

When

13/11/2019 (Wednesday)
19:00 Barcelona BIBLIOTECA ESQUERRA DE L’EIXAMPLE – AGUSTÍ CENTELLESWHAT WALAA WANTS
19:01 Mataró CAFÈ DE MAR (Sala d’actes)WHAT WALAA WANTS
19:30 Elorrio ITURRI KULTUR ETXEAWHAT WALAA WANTS
20:00 Sant Cugat del Vallès SALA D’ACTES DE LA CASA DE CULTURAWHAT WALAA WANTS
20:01 Oviedo TEATRO FILARMÓNICAWHAT WALAA WANTS
20:02 Sant Lluís (Menorca) SALA POLIVALENT ALBERT CAMUSWHAT WALAA WANTS
20:30 Vilanova i la Geltrú TEATRE PRINCIPALWHAT WALAA WANTS
22:00 Terrassa CINEMA CATALUNYAWHAT WALAA WANTS
14/11/2019 (Thursday)
18:15 València OCTUBRE CENTRE DE CULTURA CONTEMPORÀNIAWHAT WALAA WANTS
19:00 Rubí ATENEU MUNICIPALWHAT WALAA WANTS
19:30 Barcelona CENTRE CÍVIC FORT PIENCWHAT WALAA WANTS
19:31 Huesca SALÓN DE ACTOS DE LA DIPUTACIÓN PROVINCIAL DE HUESCAWHAT WALAA WANTS
19:32 Ourense BIBLIOTECA PÚBLICA DE OURENSEWHAT WALAA WANTS
20:00 Girona CENTRE CÍVIC SANTA EUGÈNIAWHAT WALAA WANTS
21:30 Portillo TEATRO CINE ÁLVARO DE LUNAWHAT WALAA WANTS
15/11/2019 (Friday)
21:00 León UNIVERSIDAD DE LEÓN – TEATRO EL ALBÉITARWHAT WALAA WANTS
16/11/2019 (Saturday)
18:30 Martorell AUDITORI DE LA CASA DE CULTURA DE LA VILAWHAT WALAA WANTS
17/11/2019 (Sunday)
19:00 Tortosa TEATRE AUDITORI FELIP PEDRELL. SALA PETITAWHAT WALAA WANTS
20:30 Barcelona TEATRE DE SARRIÀWHAT WALAA WANTS
18/11/2019 (Monday)
19:00 Castelldefels BIBLIOTECA RAMON FERNÀNDEZ JURADO – SALA MARGARIDA XIRGUWHAT WALAA WANTS
19/11/2019 (Tuesday)
19:00 Barcelona CASA ELIZALDEWHAT WALAA WANTS
19:01 Reus CENTRE DE LA IMATGE MAS IGLESIAS (CIMIR)WHAT WALAA WANTS
19:30 Matadepera CASAL DE CULTURAWHAT WALAA WANTS
19:31 Tudela de Duero SALÓN DE PLENOS DEL AYUNTAMIENTOWHAT WALAA WANTS
20/11/2019 (Wednesday)
18:00 Sabadell CINES IMPERIALWHAT WALAA WANTS
20:00 Barcelona AUDITORI DE SANT MARTÍWHAT WALAA WANTS
21/11/2019 (Thursday)
19:00 Donostia - San Sebastián CASARES-TOMASENE KULTUR ETXEAWHAT WALAA WANTS
20:00 Viladecans ATRIUM TEATREWHAT WALAA WANTS
20:30 Tona SALA LA CANALWHAT WALAA WANTS
22/11/2019 (Friday)
20:00 Santa Coloma de Gramenet BIBLIOTECA SINGUERLÍN – SALVADOR CABRÉWHAT WALAA WANTS
20:01 Sant Just Desvern ATENEU DE SANT JUSTWHAT WALAA WANTS
23/11/2019 (Saturday)
19:00 Premià de Mar PATRONAT SOCIAL PREMIANENCWHAT WALAA WANTS
25/11/2019 (Monday)
20:00 Santa Cruz de La Palma TEATRO CHICOWHAT WALAA WANTS
20:30 Barcelona TEATRE DE SARRIÀWHAT WALAA WANTS
26/11/2019 (Tuesday)
18:00 Barcelona BIBLIOTECA DE VILAPICINA I LA TORRE LLOBETAWHAT WALAA WANTS
19:00 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria TEATRO GUINIGUADAWHAT WALAA WANTS
19:30 Sant Boi de Llobregat CINEMES CAN CASTELLETWHAT WALAA WANTS
19:31 Gijón CENTRO DE CULTURA ANTIGUO INSTITUTOWHAT WALAA WANTS
20:00 Los Llanos de Aridane - La Palma CASA DE LA CULTURAWHAT WALAA WANTS
20:01 Salamanca UNIVERSIDAD DE SALAMANCA – TEATRO JUAN DEL ENZINAWHAT WALAA WANTS
20:02 Palma CINECIUTATWHAT WALAA WANTS
27/11/2019 (Wednesday)
18:30 Cornellà de Llobregat BIBLIOTECA CENTRAL DE CORNELLÀWHAT WALAA WANTS
19:00 Barberà del Vallès TEATRE MUNICIPAL COOPERATIVAWHAT WALAA WANTS
20:00 Sort CINEMA ELS TIL·LERSWHAT WALAA WANTS
20:30 Puerto del Rosario - Fuerteventura AUDITORIO INSULAR PUERTO DEL ROSARIOWHAT WALAA WANTS
20:31 Maó BIBLIOTECA PÚBLICA DE MAÓWHAT WALAA WANTS
28/11/2019 (Thursday)
19:00 Santa Cruz de Tenerife LA GRANJA – ESPACIO DE CREACIÓNWHAT WALAA WANTS
20:30 Monzón TEATRO VICTORIAWHAT WALAA WANTS
29/11/2019 (Friday)
18:30 Tarragona BIBLIOTECA PÚBLICA DE TARRAGONAWHAT WALAA WANTS
20:00 La Bisbal d'Empordà TEATRE MUNDIALWHAT WALAA WANTS