Director: Widad Shafakoj
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A social exploration into the lives of young women who are passionate about a sport they have been told was only for men
Worked on by an all-Jordanian crew and was shot in a feminine, raw, empowering way using the impeccable ARRI Alexa and Amira models
No lighting was used during the filming whatsoever, giving the film a natural look
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2017/ Jordan - UK73 min/ Documentary
The film follows Jordan’s under-17 women’s football team as they prepare for the 2016 FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup in Jordan.
Each of the girls has encountered a unique set of hardships as a member of the national team owing to their diverse origins, but now they must come together to face their biggest challenge yet.
Robbie Johnson
Neil McDonald
Sawsan Al-Hasaseen
Soleen Al-Zoubi


DOP: Ali Saadi
Editor: Yahya Alabdallah

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film festivals
El Gouna Film Festival, Egypt
Arabisches Filmfestival Tübingen, Germany
Carthage Film Festival, Tunisia
Arab Film Festival in San Francisco, US
Malmö Arab Film Festival, Sweden
Tehran International Short Film Festival, Iran
Dubai International Film Festival, UAE
Arab Film Festival in California, US
Franco Arab Film Festival, Jordan
film awards
Best Documentary at the Franco Arab Film Festival, Jordan
“17 is a reflection of the vividness of Jordanian filmmaking now.”
Najeh Hassan - Alrai