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      The Poetess

      2017 Documentary List
      Reviews A Saudi woman grabs the opportunity to speak out against religious extremism and stands up for a peaceful Islam. Read More Read Less

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      Cath Clarke Guardian This competent and accessible documentary tells Hilal's inspiring story with a fresh interview alongside clips from Million's Poet and snippets of the global media coverage from the time. Rated: 3/5 May 11, 2018 Full Review Jessica Kiang Variety Saudi writer Hissa Hilal appears in a burqa on a popular Arab TV talent show to protest laws against women in this engaging documentary. Aug 22, 2017 Full Review Amber Wilkinson Eye for Film Brockhaus and Wolff include extensive interviews with Hilal, reflecting on the competition, also following her and her daughters as they prepare to attend a family wedding, which gives a broader snapshot of the social fabric of their homeland. Rated: 4/5 Apr 2, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member an eye-opening, sensitive portrayal of the Saudi pOet Hissa, an otherwise traditional woman who takes on the very male world of nabati poetey - and in tUrn the patriarchy Of her homeland. Intimate and heroic. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/12/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis A Saudi woman grabs the opportunity to speak out against religious extremism and stands up for a peaceful Islam.
      Director
      Stefanie Brockhaus, Andreas Wolff
      Producer
      Andreas Wolff
      Screenwriter
      Stefanie Brockhaus, Andreas Wolff
      Production Co
      Arte, ZDF/Das kleine Fernsehspiel, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern
      Genre
      Documentary
      Original Language
      Arabic