The High Commission Of Canada Presents



Saturday 4th August

6.30 pm

The gripping tale of a rebellious Palestinian girl on the West Bank who wants to join the police force


Raised in a refugee camp in the West Bank while her mother was in prison, Walaa is a wilful teenager whose dream to join the Palestinian Authority soon turns to nightmare when she is faced with the need to follow rules during basic training.  

Walaa’s riveting story unfolds over six years through the intimacy of conversations between family members, friends and workplace situations.


Special Jury Prize, Hot Docs 2018


The film will be introduced by Charles Reeves, Deputy High Commissioner, High Commission of Canada

Join us afterwards for a Q&A with the director, Christy Garland following the screening.



DIRECTOR:  Christy Garland COUNTRY: Canada/Denmark LANGUAGE: Arabic with English sub-titles YEAR: 2018 RUN TIME: 89 mins AUDIENCE: MA 15+