I AM NOJOOM, AGE 10 AND DIVORCED

ANA NOJOOM BENT ALASHERAH WAMOTALAGAH

By Khadija AL SALAMI

WIDE - as SALES All rights, World

First film - Completed 2015

A hard-hitting condemnation of child brides inspired by the best-selling autobiography by Nojood Alli.

Festivals
& Awards

Dubai DIFF 2014
Best Fiction Film
Movies That Matter On Tour 2015
Vienna International Children’s Film Festival 2015
Beirut Cinema Days 2015
Vancouver International Film Festival 2015
International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights Geneva 2015
Festival de Cine y Derechos Humanos of San Sebastian 2016
Audience Award
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • First film, Social issues, Drama
    • Countries
    • FRANCE, YEMEN, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
    • Languages
    • ARABIC
    • Duration
    • 99 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Khadija AL SALAMI
    • Writer(s)
    • Khadija AL-SALAMI
    • Producer(s)
    • Khadija AL SALAMI (SHEIKHA PROHASKA ALATAS)
    • Synopsis
    • A little girl walks into a court room, looks at the judge straight in the eye and tells him: « I want a divorce. »

      In Yemen, where there is no age requirement for marriage, ten-year-old Nojoom is forced to marry a 30-year-old man. The dowry offers the family a small income and one less mouth to feed. A legitimate and acceptable arrangement for all, except for Nojoom who will soon see her life take a turn for the worse.

      A beautiful plea for all these girls forced into womanhood too soon and for their right to a life on their own terms.
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