Lollipop

Onset of puberty and sexual harassment, adolescent trauma.

13 mins
/ 2014 /
KSA

Taghreed is a young Muslim Saudi girl who is uncomfortable with her culture’s religious constraints, so she always wears her favorite grey jacket on top of her Abaya and shivers at the thought of wearing a face cover (Niqab). When she gets her first period, she hides
the bleeding from her family, then sneaks into her older sister’s room to steal
sanitary pads. Taghreed’s suffering does not stop at this point, but it reaches the sexual harassment by the father of one of her classmates. She is trying to stop him in every possible way.

Director :
Hanaa Saleh Alfassilol