Release Date: 
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
On Blu-Ray: 
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Running Time: 
106 minutes

Miral is based on the semi-autobiographical novel by Rula Jebreal. While the film is about Miral the story first opens up with the brief history of three women who are interconnected in Miral’s life; Hind, Nadia, and Fatima. Hind believes that the only way to weed out the hatred that has plagued her country for years and brought nothing but war and misery is to take the orphans of the war and educate them, love them, and give them a balanced life behind the safe gates of her orphanage. Nadia, Miral’s mother, escapes sexual abuse in her home and lives as a dancer before getting into an altercation on a bus and being sent to prison for a brief time. Its here where she meets Fatima, a former nurse who turned to terrorism. While their interactions with the overall story are brief there is a cause and effect purpose right down the center of the film that attaches all of their stories together as a whole to give purpose to Miral’s progression.