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Synopsis: In the dead of night, my parents left our house in the Bedouin village, Tel Sheva, and moved, perhaps ‘fled’, to Omer, a nearby Jewish town. For more than 20 years of life in Omer, we were convinced that we’re like everyone else around us, till my mother became ill with breast cancer. She expresses an unprecedented wish, to be buried as a Muslim in the town’s Jewish cemetery. Her wish tore the family apart and raised serious dilemmas, about identity, belonging, femininity and the meaning of home.

Genre

Documentary

Rated

NR

Language

Hebrew, Arabic

Run Time

75 min minutes

Subtitles

English

Directed by

Rana Abu Fraiha

Written by

Rana Abu Fraiha

Produced by

Ibtisam Mara-ana Menuhin

Prod. Company

Ibtisam Films

Awards

Jerusalem Film Festival - Israel - 2018

Van Leer Award for Best Director of a Documentary (In Her Footsteps)

Nominations

Ophir Awards (Israel's Academy Awards) - Israel - 2018

Best Documentary Feature

Country of Origin

Israel

Production Year

2018

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