What Walaa Wants

Baby Grand Theatre
218 Princess Street • Kingston, ON

Doors: 10:15AM | Show Starts: 11:00AM
All Ages

Featuring: What Walaa Wants


General Admission ($15.00)


Event type: All Ages

Director: Christy Garland

Featuring: Walaa Khaled Fawzy Tanji

Arabic (English Subtitles), 89 minutes, 14A

Widely hailed as one of the year’s best Canadian documentaries, Christy Garland’s extraordinary film introduces viewers to Walaa, a teenager raised in a refugee camp in the West Bank. Having essentially raised herself while her mother was imprisoned for her role in a thwarted suicide bombing, the headstrong girl is uncertain how to renew the relationship after her mother is released as part of a prisoner exchange. Though Walaa’s ambition to become a policewoman in the Palestinian Security Forces may give her the focus she so clearly needs in her life, the question of whether she can weather boot camp is a whole other matter. Shot over a six-year period, WHAT WALAA WANTS benefits from the astonishing level of intimacy achieved between filmmaker and subject. Along with a spot on Canada’s Top Ten, the Toronto-based Garland won a special jury prize at Hot Docs for a film that presents a surprising view of life in a very complicated corner of the world.

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Baby Grand Theatre
218 Princess Street, Kingston, ON


Part of: 2019 Kingston Canadian Film Festival

February 28, 2019 - March 3, 2019

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What Walaa Wants

What Walaa Wants will be at Baby Grand Theatre in Kingston, ON on Thursday, February 28, 2019. The doors open at 10:15AM, and the event will get underway around 11:00AM. What Walaa Wants line-up includes What Walaa Wants. Baby Grand Theatre is located at 218 Princess Street, Kingston, ON.

Cutoff for Online Ticket Sales is Thursday, February 28, 2019 11:14 am EST unless the event sells out earlier.