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Marjoun and the Flying Headscarf

  • Arab American National Museum 13624 Michigan Ave. Dearborn United States (map)

Marjoun and the Flying Headscarf

Dir. Susan Youssef / 2019 / Lebanon, Canada, Netherlands, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, United States / 84 min. / R

Marjoun, clad in all black, with dark eyes and dark hair, is 17 years old and an outsider in her home of Little Rock, Arkansas. Her father Aabid is from Lebanon, and in county jail awaiting trial for his alleged connections to Hezbollah. As she deals with the tensions in her high school and the attempts to get her father out of jail, she takes solace in writing poetry on her typewriter and fancying Chaney, the boy in her math class. When hope dims for her father’s release, Marjoun seeks to take to the open road on a motorcycle. Will she escape or be pulled back into her life in Little Rock?

To be screened alongside Marjoun and the Flying Headscarf:

Beyond the Veil

Dir. Sandy Ismail / 2018 / USA / 10 min. / PG-13

Unable to recognize who she has become, a Muslim woman exposes herself to her most intimate thoughts facing a crucial turning point on her journey to self-discovery.

Immediately following the screening of Marjoun and the Flying Headscarf, we will be joined by director Susan Youssef via SKYPE and director Sandy Ismail in person, for an intimate talkback.

Later Event: June 15