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Ashtar, a young Jordanian woman from a small town outside Amman who seeks greater personal and cultural freedom from a traditional family​,​ wants to attend a youth conference in Petra. Her more conservative brother, Jihad, is opposed even though their father seems the most progressive of the three. As Jihad starts to change his mind, it​ i​s discovered ​that ​Ashtar ​received her father’s permission by saying it was an all-girl event.​ ​Truth wrestles with a lie. Neither tradition nor modernity sanctions deceit. What must Ashtar do? ​[Direct Action World Cinema created with ​the Queen Zein Al Sharaf Institute for Development (ZENID) and Farah Daghistani.​]

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Good film, interesting to watch; well done.