What Walaa Wants 2018

What Walaa Wants

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Walaa has her sights set on becoming one of the few women to join the Palestinian Security Forces. She has to fight to survive police training boot camp with her wildly rebellious spirit intact.

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Matt Code
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Signe Byrge Sørensen
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Critic Reviews for What Walaa Wants

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (4) | Fresh (7)

  • It's a nuanced look at what it means to be young in Palestine, one that reveals how certain truths (namely that of youthful rebellion) are universal.

    April 25, 2019 | Full Review…
  • The film is ultimately a redemptive story, but one that's been finely crafted and plainly told.

    February 28, 2019 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…
  • What Canadian filmmaker Christy Garland does is let this true-life story unfold in a naturalistic way, refusing to take sides in the ongoing and intractable Middle East conflict.

    May 23, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Walaa's brio, and the sense of intimacy Garland achieves, gives the film an appealing directness ...

    March 16, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Christy Garland's film about a woman who wants to join the Palestinian Security Forces is an observant, empathetic documentary.

    March 1, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • We don't learn a whole lot about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict here, but other docs have covered that in spades. This one chooses a narrow focus, and delivers with crystal clarity.

    March 1, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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