英語及阿拉伯語 | 英文字幕及中文通達字幕
English & Arabic | English subtitles & Chinese accessible captions
一名女性如何在封閉社會中用文字促進變革？2010年，沙地女詩人 Hissa Hilal 成為首位闖入阿拉伯世界盛極一時的百萬真人騷節目《百萬詩人》（Million's Poet）總決賽的女性，觸發輿論。她蓋著神祕黑紗，身驅與聲線微微顫抖，強烈地呈現了需要無比勇氣才喊出的異見之聲。她以詩詞針砭伊斯蘭教令，批判父權對女性的不公，即使自身及家人面對死亡恐嚇也不退縮。 漸漸地，社會上的男性也拜服她那些顛覆性的創作。
How could a woman use poems as an impetus for social change? In 2010, Saudi poetess Hissa Hilal made headlines across the globe as the first woman to enter the final round of "Million's Poet”, a famous million-dollar reality television show in the Arab world. Behind her black burqa and from her trembling body and voice was a strong voice of dissent which required enormous bravery. Her poems criticised Islamic fatwas and patriarchal society which suppressed women from the freedom of movement, the right to clothing and even the right to drive. Hissa persisted while there were death threats toward her and her family. Bit-by bit, the predominately male members in the society were impressed by Hissa’s poems which were deemed to be rebellious.
Using poems as a weapon to alter the social system and going viral in a male-dominated society, would Hissa become the first-ever winning female in the competition?
The film was nominated for the 2018 European Film Awards and selected for the 2019 International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam.