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The Middle East’s only female metal band screams and rips the strings for the revolution in Lebanon and for the love of each other.

SIRENS intimately chronicles the lives and music of Slave to Sirens, a band made up of five young metal heads whose burgeoning fame is set against the backdrop of the Lebanese revolution. Its members wrestle with friendship, sexuality, and challenges as their music serve as a refuge to Beirut’s youth culture.

Sirens is a charming and moving documentary giving the audience a potent reminder that punk is not dead, you just need to know where to look.

«Lyrical coming-of-age tales are a dime a dozen at Sundance, where Sirens premiered at the beginning of the year, but few such films are as impressive as this one.» – Lena Wilson, TheWrap


Rita Baghdadi is a Moroccan-American documentary filmmaker and producer. Her work is often character-driven, and has won several awards. Outside of her work as a director, Rita is a frequent speaker and active mentor dedicated to empowering women of colour to tell their own stories through documentary filmmaking.

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Original title Sirens

Country Lebanon, USA

Year 2022

Director Rita Baghdadi

Cinematography Rita Baghdadi

Producer Rita Baghdadi, Camilla Hall

Production Company Animal Pictures, Endless Eye Productions, Lady & Bird Films

Distribution Nonstop Entertainment

Runtime 1h 18m

Language Arabic, English

Subtitles Norwegian

Genre Documentary

Format DCP

Age limit 12

Links IMDb

This film is in competition for the Audience Award.

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