During the Xabaca project, in which Jiwar participated with Novact and Al Fanar Foundation, the audiovisual company OTOXO Productions wanted to document the follow-up of our artists, their artistic process and their fight through their art to raise their voices against censorship and to get the women’s rights.

The creation of this network of denunciation has been registered by the work of OTOXO Productions in its last documentary.


Fatima, Farah, Haya. Three artists from across the Arab World; marginalised by patriarchy, stifled by censorship, and divided by borders not easily breached. United by creativity, energy, and a belief in these two factors alone as catalysts for real change.

Now, in Barcelona, they find themselves away from home, but together for the first time. Borders and Promises follows these women as their lives and their art become woven together while they struggle to have their own, and countless other silenced voices, heard.

The event will take place this Friday 26 May at Miscelanea, Carrer de Guàrdia, 10, 08001, starting at 7.30pm. Both crew and collaborators will be in the bar before and after the film, and we look forward to catching up with you.

Entry is free, but spaces are limited. To reserve your spot on the guest list please email info@otoxoproductions.com

Thank you very much!