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Sat Oct 22, 8:15 PM
Director: Rita Baghdadi
2022
United States, Lebanon
78 minutes
Unclassified 15+

A backstage pass to the Middle East’s first all-female metal band.

Observational music documentaries rarely come as likeable, refreshing or energising as this. In Beirut, a city seasoned by decades of war and turmoil, all-female thrash metal band Slave to Sirens are chasing stardom. The band’s fulcrum is a friendship as volatile as their hometown, with guitarists Lilas and Sherry negotiating the politics of their past romantic relationship alongside their creative partnership. The road trips, gigs and destructive temptations that form the core of every band’s life all hit very differently against the backdrop of the complex, fluctuating Lebanese society.

"Utterly charming” (Hollywood Reporter)

“A roof-raising rock-doc with heart to match its decibels” (Screen Daily)

Sirens – Clip from Autlook Filmsales on Vimeo.

Film Type Documentary
Program Strand Music on Films
Age Recommendation Unclassified 15+
Language Arabic, English
Director Rita Baghdadi
Producer Camilla Hall, Rita Baghdadi, Tatiana El Dahdah
Cinematographer Rita Baghdadi
Editor Grace Zahrah
Genre Documentary, LGBTQIA+, Music