In Her Footsteps

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In Her Footsteps

“This is a film that moves one to tears. It is the story of a special family that is undergoing a process of saying goodbye to a beloved wife and mother, and it moves between family intimacy, social and political dilemmas, and questions of identity and belonging.” (Ha’aretz)

Winner, Best Feature Film, Israeli Documentary Filmmakers Forum 2018

Late one night when she was five, Rana’s parents abruptly moved the family from the house her father had built in the Israeli Bedouin village Tal-a-Sabeh, to Omer, a patriotic Jewish town four miles away. Succumbing to breast cancer, Rana’s mother asked to be buried in Omer, having lived there for 20 years—but the town’s only cemetery was for Jews, and residents refused to address the issue of where to bury their Muslim neighbors. This disarming personal film follows Rana’s family as they are torn between fulfilling their wife and mother’s last wish and having to wrestle with unchanging prejudices. This film, by rising star Rana Abu Fraiha, raises serious questions about nationality and women’s identity.

Tickets: $11 (members), $16 (nonmembers)


Introduction by Greenhouse Program Director Sigal Yehuda and Greenhouse Partner and Mentor Bruni Burres and Q&A with filmmaker Rana Abu Fraiha via SKYPE
Tuesday, Apr. 24 2018, 8:00
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This film is part of the Westchester Jewish Film Festival 2019 series.

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