THE POETESS

By Stefanie BROCKHAUS, Andreas WOLFF

NOISE FILM PR - as PROMO

Documentary - Completed 2017


Festivals
& Awards

Locarno 2017
Semaine de la Critique
dok leipzig 2017
IDFA 2017
Best of Fests
    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • GERMANY
    • Languages
    • ARABIC
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Stefanie BROCKHAUS, Andreas WOLFF
    • Producer(s)
    • Andreas WOLFF (Brockhaus/Wolff Films)
    • Synopsis
    • Saudi poetess Hissa Hilal made headlines around the world as the first women to ever make it to the final of “Million’s Poet”, an Abu-Dhabi based multi-million dollar reality television show. It is the Arab world’s biggest poetry competition, and is dominated by men. In her poems Hissa criticizes the patriarchal Arab society and she attacks one of the most notorious Saudi clerics for his extremist fatwas, live, in front of 75 million viewers. The Poetess tells the story of a woman who grabs the opportunity to speak up against religious extremism and stand up for a peaceful Islam.