Not Just A Piece of Cloth, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates 29 mins **UK PREMIERE**

Dir. Ala Alhussan

Saturday 19th May 2018 @ Hackney Attic 19:00 - 20:30

Director's Bio

Alaa was born on September 17th, 1989 in Ad Dammam, Saudi Arabia. She's Palestinian Jordanian, and her films pivot upon the themes of identity, feminism, gender, faith and politics in the Middle East.

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Not Just a Piece of Cloth

Arabic and English with English subtitles A film that explores issues of gender, tradition, modesty and politics. The filmmaker's own experience of her decision to take off the Hijab is used as an introduction to the narratives of multiple women, each discussing their personal and varied perspectives and the complexity of identity and faith, as well as family and culture.