Dir. Rita Baghdadi, 2022, 78 min


Showtime Theater @ The Blue Note Thu, Mar 3 10:15 PM
Missouri Theatre Fri, Mar 4 11:00 AM
The Picturehouse Sat, Mar 5 2:30 PM
Film Info
Original Language:Arabic


Slave to Sirens are Lebanon’s first all-female thrash metal band. On the outskirts of Beirut, the band’s founders, Lilas and Shery, along with bandmates Maya, Alma, and Tatyana, navigate the uphill struggle to make it in the music industry with all the odds stacked against them. Director Rita Baghdadi immerses us in the world of the group with an observational lens, framing the young women against the backdrop of the political turmoil and destruction in their city. Lilas is coming to terms with her sexuality and how it has informed her intense connection with Shery, a connection that is at the heart of their musical collaboration but is also the cause of fiery arguments that could bring the band to its knees. Sirens is a coming-of-age portrait about finding your voice and forging your own path to independence. (CT)