A live conversation with Palestinian filmmaker Hany Abu-Assad, accompanied by his film, Huda’s Salon.

A newlywed Palestinian woman must choose between her honor and betraying her country. Based on real events, Huda’s Salon is a heart-racing, entertaining feminist thriller, where two women fight for their freedom. Reem, a young mother who is married to a jealous man, goes to Huda’s salon in Bethlehem for a haircut and an attentive ear. However, this ordinary visit turns sour after Huda puts Reem in a shameful situation, blackmails her to work for the secret service of the occupiers and betrays her people.

About CinemaNa

Provocative discussions centered on diverse films from the Arab world.

Curated by the NYUAD Film and New Media Program, this ongoing series showcases groundbreaking films alongside discussions with the filmmakers and faculty. Each screening is followed by a live Q&A with the creatives behind the films.

  • Zaid Abu Hamdan, Writer and director
Organized by
  • NYUAD Film and New Media Program

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