17 (2017)

Directed by Widad Shafakoj
Jordan | PG | Documentary | Arabic | 73
Venue: Warehouse 68, Alserkal Avenue

“17” is a social exploration into the lives of young women who are passionate about a sport they have been told was only for men. The film follows the Jordanian under-17 women’s football team as they prepare for the FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup Jordan 2016. Coming from different backgrounds, each of the girls has faced a different set of challenges as a national team player. But now they come together to face their biggest challenge yet.

The film screening is followed by a Q&A with director Widad Shafakoj.