Dina Amer’s vibrant and heart wrenching debut is a dramatic adaptation of the life of ‘France’s first female suicide bomber’. Probing far deeper than the sensationalist reactions in the media, Amer innovatively blends elements of psychological thriller, social realist drama and investigative documentary to tell an energetic story of cultural and intergenerational trauma. Two sisters grow up in poverty and neglect on the outskirts of Paris. After they are torn apart, the eldest, Hasna, struggles to find her identity, leading to a choice that shocks the world.