In Her Footsteps

Human Rights Competition
Rana Abu Fraiha
Israel
2017
74min
Hebrew, Arabic

One night my parents left our house in the Muslim Bedouin village, Tel Sheva, and fled to Omer, the nearby Jewish town where I grew up. They lived there for more than twenty years and felt integrated into town life until my mother became ill with breast cancer. She then expressed an unprecedented wish; she, a Muslim woman, wanted to be buried in the town’s Jewish cemetery. In the Muslim culture, women cannot attend funerals. Rodaina hoped that in carrying out her wish her three daughters would be able to walk with her on her last journey. But in the Jewish community there was no precedent of a Muslim being buried in their cemetery. Her wish tore the family apart and raised dilemmas about identity, belonging, femininity and the meaning of home.

Projections: 
11.07. Wednesday 16:30
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English Subtitles
11.10. Saturday 14:00
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Producer: 
Ibtisam Mara'ana Menuhin
Editor: 
Aliza Esquira
Scriptwriter: 
Rana Abu Fraiha
Camera: 
Rana Abu Fraiha
Amit Chachamov
Sound: 
Erez Eyni Shavit
Music: 
Ran Bagno
Production info: 
Ibtisam Films
Distribution info: 
Ibtisam Films, Ibtisam Mara'ana Menuhin, Jerusalem BLVd 96, Jaffa - Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Telephone: +972-52-4482645, mibtisam47@gmail.com
Festivals: 
Jerusalem Film Festival 2017
Jewish Film Festival Berlin and Brandenburg 2018
Awards: 
Jerusalem Film Festival 2017, The Van Leer Award for Best Director of a Documentary Film
24th Jewish Film Festival Berlin and Brandenburg 2018, Best Documentary