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Directed by | Terje Carlsson Duration: 55 min

Genre documentary  |  Length: 55mins  |  Year of production: 2007


Filmed in Hebron, the West Bank, this debut documentary by Swedish journalist Terje Carlsson is centred around a touching portrait of 17year old Leila Sarsour. A student at the AlQurtuba school, Leila’s home and community is surrounded by Israeli military outposts, checkpoints and settlements. Leila speaks about the oppression that impacts upon her life and those of her friends and family – in the form of relentless attacks, harassment and bullying by soldiers and settlers. Carlsson’s film is at once a portrait of one young woman’s daily triumphs over oppression and adversity, and of the tortured city of Hebron itself.