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Maryam is a Saudi doctor who must deal with much more than her patients’ injuries. Despite serious injuries, her most recent patient is unhappy to be attended by a female doctor and initially attempts to refuse treatment. The road leading directly to her clinic is also flooded, proving a serious health hazard, but she is unable to get it fixed. Additionally, when Maryam is set to attend a medical conference in Dubai, she is refused the right to board her plane because of a bureaucratic issue over documentation. Feeling demoralised and discriminated against, Maryam decides to fight back by becoming the town’s first female candidate in local elections. At first, she does so only to raise attention to these issues and struggles she’s experienced, but – despite the skepticism of some of the community – her campaign begins to gain momentum, leading to worries amongst many of the men with power. ‘The Perfect Candidate’ is an F-Rated earnest examination of the changing nature of gender and politics in the modern-day Middle East.
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Afghanistan-set animation in which a young girl disguises herself as a boy to provide for her family after her father is unjustly arrested.
11+ years 93 mins
Colourful romantic drama about the blossoming romance between two young women in a conservative Kenyan community.
11+ years 82 mins
Biopic of American lawyer and professor Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her struggle for gender equality as she prepares for a landmark case in her career.
11–16 years 120 mins
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Explore the mythical history of Ireland in visually stunning animation Wolfwalkers whilst the candy-coloured Trolls World Tour leads this week's DVD releases.
Reading time 5 mins
Candy-coloured animated sequel Trolls World Tour is released on DVD whilst Irish animation Wolfwalkers leads this week's new cinema releases.
Reading time 4 mins
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