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True to their name, Slave to Sirens — the first and only all-woman thrash metal band in the Middle East — are utterly magnetic. Amid a backdrop of political unrest and the heartbreaking unraveling of Beirut, five bandmates form a beacon of expression, resistance, and independence. Director Rita Baghdadi follows founders and guitarists Lilas Mayassi and Shery Bechara as their tenderness, and sometimes bitterness, for one another grows in ways both unexpected and deeply moving. Joined by vocalist Maya Khairallah, bassist Alma Doumani, and drummer Tatyana Boughaba, these women negotiate their emotional journeys through young adulthood in tumultuous circumstances with grace, raw passion, and a ferocious commitment to their art. Their grit is tested as they grapple with the complexities of friendship, sexuality, and the destruction around them.
  • Year
  • Runtime
    80 minutes
  • Language
    Arabic, English
  • Country
    Lebanon, United States
  • Director
    Rita Baghdadi
  • Screenwriter
    Rita Baghdadi
  • Executive Producer
    Natasha Lyonne, Danielle Renfrew, Maya Rudolph, Cindy Holland, Bryn Mooser, John Boccardo, Derek Esplin, Kathryn Everett
  • Cinematographer
    Rita Baghdadi
  • Editor
    Grace Zahrah
  • Composer
    Para One