LPFF 2019: What Walaa Wants

LPFF 2019: What Walaa Wants

London Palestine Film Festival screening

Screening followed by Q&A

Born and raised in the West Bank's Balata refugee camp, Walaa has her mind set on becoming one of the few women on the Palestinian Security Forces. This is a choice that puts her at odds with her family, particularly while her mother is still serving her sentence in an Israeli prison.

Canadian documentary filmmaker Christy Garland offers rare insight into the female choices, roles and spaces in the Palestine security systems.

Shot over five years, this coming-of-age story sees Walaa shape out of her troubled teens and into a more determined and focused adulthood, negotiating the contradictions she is faced with and the negative predictions of her surroundings.


Christy Garland



Running Time:

90 minutes


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