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Nazareth Cinema Lady

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Nazareth Cinema Lady

Short Films and Discussion about International Women’s Rights

The Greenhouse feature film Nazareth Cinema Lady premiered at the 2016 Other Israel Film Festival, and tells the story of Safaa Dabour, a Muslim woman from Nazareth who struggles to establish and maintain the first and only Arab cinematheque in Israel.

Screens with Short Films by Greenhouse Artists-in-Residence:

The Cover Story, directed by Ayse Toprak for Al Jazeera, illustrates the tension between Islam and Turkey’s republican approach to modernity represented in the roles of professional women. Through the development of a fashion magazine for Muslim women, the film explores the changing lifestyles of observant women, demonstrating that their appetite for fashion is no different from their secularist, headscarf-free peers.

Blonde Cab, directed by Ekin Çalışır, follows a brave and independent woman cab driver in modern Istanbul.

100 Women, directed by Laura Bustillos, documents 100 Mexican women on the 100 Miles Border Pilgrimage in February, 2016 who gathered at the US-Mexico border on the eve of Pope Francis’s historic visit to call for dignity and compassion for migrants.

Tickets: $8 (members), $13 (nonmembers)


Q&A Greenhouse Artists-in-Residence Ayse Toprak, Ekin Çalışır, Laura Bustillos
Thursday, Apr. 27 2017, 7:30
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Mexican filmmaker Laura Bustillos is a documentary filmmaker and photographer from the Ciudad Juarez border sister city of El Paso, Texas, where she currently developing a film series Undocumented Freedom, and is co-director of the Greenhouse work-in-progress feature documentary La Rockeuse du Désert.

Turkish filmmaker Ayse Toprak is based in Istanbul, working on social and political documentaries about her country. She has produced films for Channel Thirteen/PBS and Al Jazeera in London and Doha, and is co-director of the Greenhouse work-in-progress feature documentary Mr. Gay Syria.

Turkish filmmaker Ekin Çalışır has worked at Al Jazeera Turk as a journalist and producer of short documentaries, and has produced international news and current affairs for the Turkish Radio and Television Corporation. She is is co-director of the Greenhouse work-in-progress feature documentary Mr. Gay Syria and is currently directing the Greenhouse documentary Babyland.

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