RUNNING FOR HER LIFE DIRECTED BY SALEM BRAHIMI

RUNNING FOR HER LIFE DIRECTED BY SALEM BRAHIMI

Acclaimed Algerian filmmaker Salem Brahimi documents the inspiring story of Algerian Olympic champion Hassiba Boulmerka’s rise in the 1990s as a symbol of courage and resistance against death threats from religious extremists and oppression. Echoing the struggle of young Muslim women in some places to be allowed to jog and engage in sports, the film ultimately raises questions about the place of women in our societies.

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AL AIN FILM FESTIVAL

Abu Dhabi Festival will collaborate with Al Ain Film Festival, in its fourth edition, as its strategic cultural partner to support the development of young filmmakers and spread the culture of cinema in the UAE.

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