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Woman of Steel (Okht Rjal)

Qumra Projects

/ Short Documentary / Jordan / 2020 / 17 min
In Arabic
Rated: This film has not been rated.


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Synopsis

In a broken welfare system, a mother takes to the streets to collect and sell scrap metal to provide for her family.

Um Mohamed is a proud mother of three and a wife to a polio survivor. Due to her husband's disability, he struggles and is incapable of joining the workforce. As a result, Um Mohamed roams the streets of Irbid and collects scrap metal and recyclables to sell in a male-dominant industrial area. Though she provides for her family and has earned the title of the breadwinner, she does not earn the respect and appreciation that comes with it, as she's still expected to fulfil her cooking and cleaning duties at home.

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