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Hanaa Saleh Alfassi
Marrocos, Arábia Saudita, Emiratos Árabes Unidos, EUA | fic | 2017 | 13’

Legendado em português e inglês Subtitled in English and Portuguese

Taghreed, uma adolescente muçulmana de 14 anos, entra no início da puberdade, o que significa que terá de começar a usar uma niqab preta integral. Quando uma rufia da escola lhe rouba o casaco, um caso de falsa identidade expõe a perversidade do pai da fanfarrona.

Taghreed, a 14 year-old Muslim girl experiences the onset of puberty, meaning she must begin wearing a full black Niqab. When her tormentor at school swipes her jacket, a case of mistaken identity exposes the perversity of the bully’s father. 

Argumento, Produção Screenplay, Production Hanaa Saleh Alfassi, Shannon Emigh
Co-Produção Co-Production Alex Lampsos, Malika Frikouk
Fotografia Cinematography Konstantin Frolov
Montagem Editing Shannon Emigh
Música Original Original Music Khansaa Mouafik, Samar Boussema
Produtora Produced by Axe Pictures
Distribuidor Distributor MAD Solutions
Com With Malak Radwan, Ayman Samman, Sarah Alhazmi

Festivais Festivals
Oran Arab FF, Argélia | Emarities Shorts FF, EAU | Alexandria Short FF, Egipto | Sharm Elsheikh FF, Egipto | Karman Human Rights FF, Jordânia | Arab Women FF, Suécia


Trailer | IMDB


Nota da Realizadora Director's Statement
It all started when I remembered a pamphlet that was distributed in some Saudi and even other Arab countries comparing girls to lollipops. If a woman is covered, similar to a lollipop with a wrapper, men won’t bother her like flies gathering around an unwrapped candy. Puberty isn't just the body changing and how you feel about that, it’s also about how the world's perception of you changes and how your interactions with other people change as well. There are internal and external transformations and, in this particular case, the way men perceive a girl vs. a woman reveals that there’s nothing wrong with the women, but the issue is the way that men are socialized to look at women. The covering only signifies to men that girls have become women and can now be sexualized. The physical changes are very painful, yet the emotional ones are even harder, especially for someone who has her own identity. It’s something I had to go through just like any other girl, although growing up away from Saudi in other parts of the Arab world that didn’t place such severe constraints on me. I wanted to take people through a metaphorical journey of puberty, more of a mental and an emotional one. What’s terrifying is not just to cover your hair or face but to cover your identity, what makes you a special individual in the society is all erased just because of a few stains of blood. In KSA, mostly what you see is black and white, as outfits of women and men but also what’s in their minds, there are no shades of grey where you can be who you want to be and that’s why my protagonist is always wearing a grey jacket on top of the black Abaya, surrounded only by black and white.