Drama - Development 2018

Dunia confronts fears of divorce in a conservative society, which despises and degrades divorced women, to rescue a young Iraqi girl determined to commit suicide because of an arranged marriage.

    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • IRAQ, USA
    • Languages
    • ARABIC
    • Director(s)
    • Yasir KAREEM
    • Synopsis
    • Dunia lives an uneventful, stay-at-home life, burdened by responsibilities of caring for her husband and three children. When she's offered a hard to come by teaching position in the countryside, she insists on taking the long awaited opportunity, against her husband’s will. Finally achieving a life of her own, her dull life begins to glow, until she discovers her young student Zahraa’s plan to commit suicide due to her arranged marriage to a 40-year-old man. As Dunia was also married at a young age, she finds herself protecting Zahraa, confronting her conservative, rural family. Dunia also confronts her husband Hassan, who evicts her from their house, accusing her of child neglect and failure to take care of the home. Dunia is faced with divorcing her husband in a conservative society which despises and degrades divorced women, and rescuing Zahraa, even if it ends up costing her own life.