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The Poetess

Germany, 2017
Documentary

Synopsis

Hissa Hilal, a 43-year-old housewife from Saudi Arabia, tests her boundaries in the daily struggle for change. Veiled in a burqa, she gains international fame at Abu Dhabi’s prestigious contest “Million’s Poet” with her poems critical of terrorism and the ideologies of fanatic islamists.

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The Poetess Directed by Stefanie Brockhaus, Andreas Wolff