"The Poetess", a film by Stéphanie Brockhaus & Andreas Wolff

Sunday, 21 October, 6.30 PM

Runtime: 89'

This autumn, for the first time, United Nations Cinema is partnering with the British Museum. We're bringing you two unmissable film screenings as part of a new exhibition opening in September, guest curated by the journalist, satirist, writer and broadcaster Ian Hislop, called I, Object.

The Poetess, film poster

The inspiring story of a woman risking her personal safety and seizing an opportunity, live on TV in front of 75 million viewers, to use her wit and lyricism to critique patriarchal society and religious extremism, and to urge a more peaceful Islam. Check out the Facebook event here.


For more on the film, click here.



The film will be followed by a panel discussion with Special Guests:

  • Alia Alzougbi, BAFTA nominated, dynamic story-teller and educator,
  • Dagmar Schumacher, Director of UN Women, Brussels Office.



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The film is in English and has a run time of 89 minutes.

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