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The Poetess + Q&A

Genre: Documentary
Author(s): Stefanie Brockhaus, Andreas Wolff
Director: Stefanie Brockhaus, Andreas Wolff
Release Date: 11/05/2018 (selected cinemas)
Running Time: 90mins
Country: Ger/UAE
Year: 2017

A revealing documentary that goes behind the scenes of the hugely popular pan-Arab reality TV show Million's Poet, following female contestant Hissa Hilal, who dares to challenge the status quo with her words. Hilal is a self-taught writer, who lives with her husband - a fellow poet - and four children in Riyadh. She persuades her husband to allow her to audition for the fourth series of Million's Poet and prepares to air her verse as the sole woman wearing traditional black abaya and niqab.



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