Director Natalie Assouline explores the Palestinian customs regarding womanhood and motherhood though the prism of a women's prison in Israel housing women who planned or took part in suicide attacks, yet ultimately couldn't commit to dying for Allah. In their world, truth and lies are intertwined, and nothing is simple. As the director speaks to the inmates in an attempt to better understand their lives and daily routines, their hopes their aspirations, the most surprising revelation is that the lives they once led are hardly any different from the daily life of your typical, middle class American. So what is it that fills them with so much hatred they're willing to strap on a bomb and attempt to take hundreds of innocent lives? As their complex plight begins to come into focus, Assouline's film transcends religion and prison walls to offer an illuminating look at the women who were willing to sacrifice their lives, and the lives of others, for an extreme ideology driven by beliefs that most Westerners find incomprehensible.
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