What Walaa Wants


Raised in a refugee camp in the West Bank while her mother was in an Israeli prison, Walaa is determined to become one of the few women in the Palestinian Security Forces—not easy for a girl who breaks all the rules. Following Walaa from the ages of 15 to 21 with an intimate POV, What Walaa Wants tells the compelling story of a defiant young girl who navigates formidable obstacles, disproving the negative predictions from her surroundings and the world at large.




Documentary Social/Political, Director (Non-Fiction)

Creative Team


Christy Garland


Anne Köhncke, Matt Code, Christy Garland, Justine Pimlott

Production Company

Murmur Media, National Film Board of Canada, Final Cut For Real

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