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Country: USA, LEBANON
Run Time: 78 minutes
Amidst the ongoing political and civil unrest in Lebanon, Lilas and Shery find a much needed outlet for their fury and frustration in their band “Slaves to Sirens.” As members of the Middle East’s first all-female thrash metal band, these women face an endless string of obstacles, one of the biggest being the lack of a thrash metal scene in Lebanon. Chasing big dreams, the musicians work day and night to achieve their goals, grappling with internal conflicts, secret relationships, and the controversy surrounding their boundary-pushing group. To achieve their goals, Lilas and Shery must balance self-expression and sexuality against traditional values. An all-encompassing documentary, SIRENS is more than a portrait of a band trying to make it; it is an insight into the way a new generation is navigating the complex social issues in a rapidly changing country. —G.S.
Westfield Studio Theatre
Thursday, March 31, 2022 at 7:15 PM
Friday, April 01, 2022 at 11:55 AM
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: Yes
46th CIFF College Program