The Poetess (2017)

  |  Documentary, Biography

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This is the story of a Saudi woman who grabs the opportunity to speak against religious extremism and stands up for a peaceful Islam. This is Hissa's story.


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5 February 2018 | cattis26
| Bravery of a Poetess
I thoroughly enjoyed this personal look into this lovely Saudi poetess who, with simple words, caused a huge uproar and showed extreme bravery in a culture where women should not be seen nor heard. In addition to the actual contest, this documentary reviews the short history of the area, a look into the religion through the eyes of a regular mother and a tiny glimpse into the lives of women in the country.

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Documentary | Biography


Release Date:

31 May 2018


Arabic, German, English

Country of Origin

Germany, United Arab Emirates

Filming Locations

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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