The Poetess

Andreas Wolff and Stefanie BrockhausGermany89 minutes201714AColourArabic

View The Poetess during the The Poetess event.

Saudi poetess Hissa Hilal made headlines around the world as the first woman to reach the finals of the Arab world’s biggest televised poetry competition, Million’s Poet. The Poetess is the inspiring story of a woman risking her personal safety and seizing an opportunity, live on TV in front of 75 million viewers, to use her wit and lyricism to critique patriarchal society and religious extremism.