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Where Can Women Make Movies? The Middle East.

“IN BETWEEN,” THE NEW FILM BY MAYSALOUN HAMOUD, IS THE LATEST IN A LONG LINE OF FEMINIST FILMS BY FEMALE ARAB DIRECTORS.

Hailed as a fresh, frank look at the lives of young Palestinian women, Maysaloun Hamoud’s debut film, “In Between,” follows three female roommates who share an apartment in Tel Aviv. There, they participate, to varying degrees, in the debauchery on offer in Israel’s cultural capital: dancing, drinking, smoking, taking drugs.

The movie is being talked about as a milestone. says, “'In Between’ depicts alcohol consumption, drug taking, casual sex and homosexuality — topics Hamoud admits are seldom touched on in Arabic-language films.” The “split lives” of.

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