Directed by Diana El Jeiroudi
On Sunday, 17 February at 8:00 pm
Documentary | Syria, Denmark | 2008 | 52’ | In Arabic And English with English subtitles
En français sous-titré anglais | In French with English subtitles
Manal, a housewife, insists on chasing a personal dream to get back to work. Her two young daughters are mesmerized by the smiling face they see daily on TV: the Arab phenomenon doll, Fulla. Behind Fulla’s smile is her marketing manager who knows that Damascene society traditions are top-selling products. And that by personifying these traditions, Fulla was able to push Barbie off her throne not only in Syria, but throughout the Arab world.