Monday, April 11, 2022


Co-Presented with Wicked Queer, Boston's LGBTQ+ Film Festival

Sirens Details

  • Year of Production: 2022
  • Length: 78 minutes
  • Color: Color
  • Screening Format: Digital
  • Language: Arabic, English
  • Subtitle(s): English

About the Film

The DocYard is proud to be co-presenting this area premiere of Sirens as part of Wicked Queer’s 38th edition this year!

On the outskirts of Beirut, Sirens follows the emotional journey of Lilas and Shery, co-founders and guitarists of the Middle East’s first all-female metal band, as they wrestle with friendship, sexuality and destruction in their pursuit of becoming thrash metal rock stars. Directed by Moroccan-American woman director Rita Baghdadi, Sirens is a completely unprecedented look at a Beirut-based Lebanese queer women’s heavy metal band and their trials and tribulations of trying to be their authentic selves in the most liberal country in the Middle East.

DocYard season passholders will have access to this screening for free, but this film will not be available virtually. Be on the lookout for a ticket link starting 4/1!

About the Filmmakers

Rita Baghdadi Director/Cinematographer

Rita Baghdadi is an Emmy award-winning documentary filmmaker with over 10 years of experience directing, producing and lensing bold, character-driven films. Rita’s first feature-length documentary My Country No More received the Gucci Tribeca Grant, won Best Feature at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, received a record-breaking broadcast on Independent Lens and is now streaming on Amazon. Her multi-platform […] Read More