In Her Footsteps


Film Info
Director(s):Rana Abu Fraiha
Language:Arabic and Hebrew
Running Time:75 min
Type of Film:Documentary
Premiere Status:Massachusetts
Sponsored By:New Israel Fund


After fleeing their Bedouin village, Rana’s parents moved just three miles away, to the bourgeois Jewish town of Omer. Now, Rana’s mother, facing terminal breast cancer, is determined to be buried in the town where she made her life and raised her children. The documentary follows her family as they try to fulfill their mother’s dying wish. Rana’s parents’ Arab traditions clash with their children’s Israeli upbringing, providing Rana with a lens through which she examines complications of identity and what it means to call a place home.


Followed by a conversation with director Rana Abu Fraiha and Dr. Yasmeen Abu Fraiha, moderated by Lisa Lynch, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at Brandeis University  


Sponsored by the New Israel Fund


Co-presented by The Boston Women's Film Festival