Film
The Poetess

Sunday 21 October 2018,
15.00–17.00
Stevenson Lecture Theatre
Tickets £3
Members/Concessions £2

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Supported by Citi

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Saudi poetess Hissa Hilal made headlines around the world as the first woman to reach the finals of the Arab world’s biggest televised poetry competition, Million’s Poet. This film is the inspiring story of a woman risking her personal safety and seizing an opportunity, live on TV in front of 75 million viewers, to use her wit and lyricism to critique patriarchal society and religious extremism, and to urge a more peaceful Islam.

Directors: Stefanie Brockhaus & Andreas Wolff.
Germany/United Arab Emirates, 2017, 90 minutes, Cert. 15

Presented in collaboration with United Nations Cinema.

Age: 15+


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The Poetess. Photo: ARTE.