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Sirens

2022
  • Documentary,
  • Arabic,
  • Subtitled,
  • 79 Minutes,
  • Iran/United States
  • Saturday, October 8

    8:20pm

    The Press Room

  • Director: Rita Baghdadi
  • Producers: Rita Baghdadi, Camilla Hall
  • Screenwriters: Rita Baghdadi
  • Starring: Shery Bechara, Lilas Mayassi

True to their name, Slave to Sirens—the first and only all-woman thrash metal band in the Middle East—are utterly magnetic. Amid a backdrop of political unrest and the heartbreaking unraveling of Beirut, five bandmates form a beacon of expression, resistance, and independence. Director Rita Baghdadi follows founders and guitarists Lilas Mayassi and Shery Bechara as their tenderness, and sometimes bitterness, for one another grows in ways both unexpected and deeply moving.