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I am Nojoom, Age 10 and Divorced

I am Nojoom, Age 10 and Divorced

Drama | Arabic | 99 minutes

Unternehmen

Wide


Besetzung und Crew

Director

Khadija Al-Salami

Producer

Sheikha Prohaska-Alatas

Writer

Khadija Al-Salami

Cast

Reham Mohammed, Rana Mohammed, Ibrahim Al Ashmori, Naziha Alansi, Husam Alshiabali, Sawadi Alkainai


Überblick

A little girl walks into a court room, looks at the judge straight in the eye and tells him: « I want a divorce. »
In Yemen, where there is no age requirement for marriage, ten-year-old Nojoom is forced to marry a 30-year-old man. The dowry offers the family a small income and one less mouth to feed. A legitimate and acceptable arrangement for all, except for Nojoom who will soon see her life take a turn for the worse.
A beautiful plea for all these girls forced into womanhood too soon and for their right to a life on their own terms.


Abschlussjahr

2015


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