Cinema Sabaya (VIRTUAL)

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Director(s):Orit Fouks Rotem
Running Time:91 min
Type of Film:Fiction


An audience favorite at the 2022 Boston Israeli Film Festival, Orit Fouks Rotem’s Cinema Sabaya is a work where fiction meets non-fiction. Her fascinating, deeply engaging hybrid film is about nine Israeli Arab and Jewish women from Hadera who take part in a video workshop led by a young Israeli female filmmaker. The nine women (played by a mix of seasoned and nonprofessional actors) learn to tell their stories in video, often filming their own footage - and then responding in real time, documentary style to what they see. Through the emotional process of sharing and witnessing each other’s  stories, where they examine their ambitions, identities, and convictions. from those of daily life to deeper moments of frustration and joy, the young women learn about each other, and about themselves.  


Watch a Q&A with Director Orit Fouks Rotem, moderated by Nahanni Rous from this year's Boston Israeli Film Festival on the BJF YouTube Channel