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[cert 15, 112 mins]

Set against the backdrop of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Miral charts the adolescence of a
Palestinian girl who is torn between the peaceful, non-political ethos of the school she attends
in Jerusalem and the radical, confrontational methods of Palestinian militants. The influence
of three women upon the title character Miral (played by Slumdog Millionaire’s Freida Pinto) is
also explored: Hind, the founder of Miral’s school; Nadia, Miral’s troubled Mother and Fatima, a
woman imprisoned for terrorist activity. As the First Intifada erupts around her, Miral must choose
between political radicalism and a peaceful life...

A woman carrying a child leads a group of children down a path

Director: Julian Schnabel

Starring: Willem Dafoe, Freida Pinto, Vanessa Redgrave

Level: AS, A2, GCSE, KS4

Subjects: Citizenship, Film Studies, General Studies, History, Media Studies, PHSE

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