DOLLS – A WOMAN FROM DAMASCUS

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

Synopsis

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.

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Awards and Festivals:
Signals: Power Cut Competition, 2012 Rotterdam International Film Festival

 

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