Creator: Abd Alkader Habak. All rights reserved.

Film presentation and talk

Tuesday, 12. April 2022 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Save in my calendar

Film presentation and talk

Her Stories

MENA Up-Close: Biographies of the Middle East and North Africa

“Her Stories” narrates the struggles, successes and dreams of three women from Syria ten years after the disruption of the Syrian revolution. The unique storytelling technique delves into the challenges Fatma, Weam, and Malake had to face and the hard choices they were forced to make for their families, for themselves and for their country. From motherhood to abandoning families and emigrating, “Her Stories” highlights how the war moulded these women into revolutionary beings who defied cultural and social barriers to become strong and independent after ten years of living in a war zone.

Discussion with

  • Abd Al-Kader Habak, director
  • Nadine Elali, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Beirut

Moderation: Dr. Bente Scheller, Head of MENA division, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Berlin


Her Stories by Abd Al-Kader Habak
Lebanon/UK/Syria, 2020


Awards: Liberty Film Awards (Online)
Nominee: Oakville Film Festival 8th Edition | RIFFA - Regina International Film Festival and Awards | Canadian Cinematography Awards (CaCA) | Toronto Independent Film Festival of Cift

Genre: Documentary | Original Version: Arabic with English subtitles | Length: 54 min | Script: Abd Al-Kader Habak | Cinematography: Mustafa Alsaroot, Milad Shehabi, Jana Ghassan, Abd Al-Kader Habak | Editing: Jana Ghassan, Steve Ray| Sound Editing & Design: Hani Al Sawah, Haider| Producer: Abd Al-Kader Habak | Co-Producer: Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, Beirut Office.


Biographies and personal stories
A MENA series organised by the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung

Screenings followed by a panel discussion

Kino in der Kulturbrauerei
Schönhauser Allee 36
10435 Berlin

Tickets: 8 €/6 € (reduced)
(online ticket sales starting soon)


Birgit Arnhold

Program Coordinator Middle East and North Africa


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Heinrich Böll Foundation - Headquarters Berlin