On the outskirts of Beirut Lilas and her thrash metal bandmates Shery, Maya, Alma and Tatyana (Slave to Sirens) have big dreams but few opportunities. When the band’s appearance at a UK music festival isn’t the life-changer they’d hoped for Lilas comes home to a Lebanon on the brink of collapse. At the same time her complicated friendship with fellow guitarist Shery begins to fracture. The future of her band, her country and her dreams are all at stake. Lilas must decide what kind of leader she will be, not only for her band, but as a young woman struggling to define herself in Lebanon, a country every bit as complex as the Sirens themselves.
Rita Baghdadi is an Emmy award-winning documentary film director, producer and cinematographer. Her work has been supported by Sundance, Tribeca, HBO, Netflix, Technicolor, Canon, Film Independent and the International Documentary Association, and has screened in top festivals worldwide including Sundance, SXSW, Tribeca, True/False and CPH:DOX.