15 in Gaza
This film follows Shurooq, a girl who lives in Gaza who soon will be celebrating her 15th birthday. In her community this means compulsory womanhood, being ready for marriage, wearing the hijab, no more playing with friends in the street, especially with boys. Shurooq is an intelligent, socially engaging girl who can be rebellious. She is not ready to face womanhood as war rages around her.
It is a simple, touching, human story that puts us in touch with the meaning of ‘adulthood’ and the paradoxes associated with it.
Commissioned by Al Jazeera English (AJE)
Directors: Wesam Mousa and Rana Ayoub
Producer: Su Bainbridge
Producer in Gaza: Sami Zyara
Executive Producer: Aimara Reques
DOP: Frank Smith
Editor: Lee Archer
Sound Design: John Cobban