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March 30, 2021

Last Tuesdays: What Walaa Wants

Hosted by JAYU

Join us for a special presentation of "What Walaa Wants," followed by a Q&A with director Christy Garland.

Content warning: mentions of anti-Palestinian and anti-Israeli violence, childhood trauma, and some gun violence.

Raised in a refugee camp in the West Bank while her mother was in an Israeli prison, Walaa is determined to become one of the few women in the Palestinian Security Forces—not easy for a girl who breaks all the rules.

Following Walaa from the ages of 15 to 21 with an intimate POV, What Walaa Wants tells the compelling story of a defiant young girl who navigates formidable obstacles, disproving the negative predictions from her surroundings and the world at large.

Registration for this event includes 24-hour access to a digital screening of What Walaa Wants, and a special live Q&A with director Christy Garland.


Film includes open captions and Q&A includes ASL interpretation. An Online Held Space will be available from 8:00 - 10:00 PM EDT, complete with an active listener.



401 Richmond Street West, Suite 354, Toronto, ON, M5V 3A8, Canada

Phone number: 416-712-3477

Email: info@jayu.ca

JAYU is a registered Canadian charity and a leader in the space where the arts and human rights intersect. We believe strongly that the arts provide the strongest platform to share human rights stories. The arts can be used to educate, to build empathy, to heal, to forge community and to inspire the kinds of conversations necessary to reimagine a more just and equitable world. Guided by our dedicated team of staff, artists, educators and our Board of Directors, our year-round programming includes our annual Human Rights Film Festival, our iAM arts and social justice training program, The Hum Podcast and our Human Rights Screening Series.