3 Times Divorced

   30 April 2007, terribly early in the morning

3 Times Divorced was a depressing little film about a Palestinian woman’s trouble getting custody of her children back from her abusive husband. This is complicated by the fact she’s from Gaza originally, so she isn’t a full Israeli citizen, and that she’s a women trying to deal with a deeply enshrined patriarchy in the Sharia court. It’s a film full of frustration. The production is a bit sloppy, but the footage is interesting, so I suppose that balances out. On the whole, it sort of felt like another, “look how backwards these Muslims are,” sort of film. I don’t think it covered any exciting new ground in this regard. Still, on the whole it’s a good film.

3 Times Divorced was the 6th screening I attended at HotDocs.

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