The Poetess

The The Poetess
Stefanie Brockhaus, Andreas Wolff
Germany | 2017 | 90 min.


Category: Art for Change

Language: Arabic

Subtitles: Czech, English

A woman's mere public appearance is a violation of morality in conservative Saudi Arabia. Saudi poetess Hissa Hilal did the unimaginable – she starred in a television show.

Million's Poet is no ordinary talent contest. The superstars sought among contestants from Muslim countries do not have to sing or dance, but to recite their own poetry. The professional and lay jury decided that Hissa would become the first woman to take part in the contest, and her bold poems soon made her a star of Western and Arab media. Her open criticism of conservative norms and religious gender taboos earned her enthusiastic applause, but also death threats. The film presents the story of a woman who is able to combine her deep religious beliefs with profound criticism of theocratic dogma.

Stefanie Brockhaus

Filmography
2017 - Poetess
2017 - Some Things Are Hard to Talk About
2010 - On the Other Side of Life
2008 - The Child Within

Andreas Wolff

Filmography
2017 - The Poetess
2013 - The Captain and His Pirate
2010 - On the Other Side of Life

Sales

Maëlle Guenegues
CAT&Docs
e-mail: maelle@catndocs.com

Projection

08. 03. 17:30 Atlas - Large Hall Discussion Tickets
09. 03. 18:00 Lucerna - Large Hall Czech premiere Discussion Tickets
11. 03. 11:30 Atlas - Small Hall Discussion Tickets

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