Élevée dans un camp de réfugiés de Cisjordanie alors que sa mère était en prison, Walaa compte bien devenir policière dans les Forces de sécurité palestiniennes : un défi de taille pour une jeune fille réfractaire aux règles.
Ages 14 to 18
Civics/Citizenship - Human Rights
Ethics and Religious Culture - Religious Diversity/Heritage
Family Studies/Home Economics - Family Diversity and Challenges
Health/Personal Development - Careers & Education
Warning: Some profanity in Arabic; subtitled in English. Mentions of guns and violence, violent imagery.
Brief “lesson launcher type” activity or a series of inquiry questions with a bit of context:
Documentary profiling the life of a teenager living in a refugee camp in Palestine, whose mother was imprisoned for eight years, and how she deals with the situation as well as her own rebellious spirit. Walaa remains steadfast in her goal to join the Palestinian National Authority. To what extent do you think her life experience and circumstances have influenced her to pursue this goal? Research the role of the Palestinian National Authority. What is the history of the group? What are their main goals? Explain how the Israeli and Palestinian law enforcement agencies interact. As Walaa begins her work with the group, how does her job begin to interfere with her family life? How does military presence within a country affect the severity and frequency of encounters with law enforcement?