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SORAIDA: A WOMAN OF PALESTINE
Directed by | Tahani Rached
Genre documentary | Length: 119mins | Year of production: 2004
Adopting the style of her critically acclaimed 1997 documentary, Four Women of Egypt, Rached turns the camera on the personal struggle of Soraida, a Palestinian woman living in Ramallah. Observing and interviewing Soraida as she carries out her daily life, the film is a quiet celebration of one person's struggle to retain dignity and humanity in the face of repression that threatens her existence and resistance that offers her no comfortable role. Rached invites Soraida to show the audience hitherto unseen spaces of resistance opened up through the defiance and courage necessary in an otherwise routine life.