Northwest Film Forum

Inaugural Hedgebrook Screenwriters Showcase

Expired August 13, 2022 6:59 AM
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Screenwriters from Hedgebrook's illustrious alumnae community bring their work for presentation at the inaugural Hedgebrook Screenwriters Showcase. Presented in partnership with CineStory Foundation, Northwest Film Forum and Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, the films will be available to view in-person July 29–31 and virtually from Aug. 1–12.

In-person screenings of this film program take place July 29–31 at 7:30pm at Northwest Film Forum (1515 12th Ave, Seattle). Tickets for those screenings are available here >

Join us for our closing reception on Aug. 13, an event curated for Hedgebrook's Whidbey Island community in partnership with WICA.

Niloofar is a twelve-year-old girl whose dream is to read and write, but she lives in a village where education is only for boys. While assisting her mother, a well-known midwife, Niloofar meets a feminist woman who offers to teach her in secret. Before this promise can blossom into the future Niloofar longs for, however, her father promises her hand in marriage to an older man. Horrified, she does everything she can to postpone her first period, then keep it secret from her family, but eventually, her efforts come to an impasse.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    80 minutes
  • Language
  • Director
    Sabine El Gemayel
  • Screenwriter
    Sabine El Gemayel
  • Producer
    Jean Bréhat, Rachid Bouchareb, Fereshted Taerpour
  • Cast
    Fatemeh Motamed-Arya, Shahab Hosseini, Roya Nownahali