17

The film follows the Jordanian under-17 women’s football team as they prepare for the FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup Jordan 2016. Coming from different backgrounds, each of the girls has faced a different set of challenges as a national team player. But now they face their biggest challenge yet. Who will make it in the final squad? Are they ready to play with so little time to prepare? “17” is a social exploration into the lives of young women who are passionate about a sport they have been told was only for men.

Category Documentary
Director Widad Shafakoj
Production Muna Fityani
Format Full HD/DCP
Runtime 52/90 min
Year 2017
Language Arabic, English
Subtitles English, German, French
Country Germany
Genre Human Interest, Society, Youth

Festivals

  • El Gouna Film Festival, Egypt (2017)
  • Arab FF San Francisco, USA (2017)
  • Carthage Film Festival, Tunesia (2017)
  • 11mm – International Football Film Festival Berlin, Germany (2018)
  • Arab Film Festival Berlin (ALFILM), Germany (2018)
  • Sztafeta Sports Film Festival, Poland (2018)
  • Zlín Film Festival, Czech Republic (2018)
  • Arab Film Weekend Boston, USA (2018)
  • Arab Cinema Festival Paris, France (2018)
  • Theatrical release in MENA region (MAD Solution)
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