73 MIN/ Documentary
17 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 come together to face their biggest challenge yet.
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. Will Anoud make it in the final squad? Will Leen be ready to play in this world-class event with so little time to prepare? Will the odds finally start working for the team?
The U-17 team including; Robbie Johnson, Neil McDonald, Sawsan Al Hasaseen, Soleen Al Zoubi, Yanal Malkosh and others
DOP: Ali Saadi
Editor: Yahya Alabdallah
- El Gouna Film Festival in Egypt
- Arabisches Filmfestival Tübingen in Germany
- Carthage Film Festival (JCC) in Tunisia
- Arab Film Festival in San Francisco, USA
- 10th Tangier International Film Festival
A social exploration into the lives of young women who are passionate about a sport they have been told was only for men.
The film worked with an all-Jordanian crew and was shot in quite a feminine, raw, empowering way, using the impeccable ARRI Alexa and Amira models.