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Al Jisr

A rare glimpse into the life of the residents of the village Jisr E-Zarqa, who cope with daily poverty, deprivation, discrimination and alienation. The film focuses on the stubborn struggle of a group of young, single women, trying to lead the village to a better place. These women struggle with tradition, family hierarchy and often with their own womanhood. This is a story of a long lasting survival attempt of a unique village, estranged from the Israeli society, the Arab society and its own location at the sea shore.

Festivals and Awards:

International Women's Film Festival, Israel, 2006

Director: Ibtisam Mara'ana

Producer: Yossi Leon, Noam Shalev

Cinematographer: Avigail Sperber

Editor: Zohar Sela

Original Soundtrack: Ori Ophir

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television

Subtitles: English, Hebrew

Film Name in Hebrew: אל – ג'יסר

A rare glimpse into the life of the residents of the village Jisr E-Zarqa, who cope with daily poverty, deprivation, discrimination and alienation. The film focuses on the stubborn struggle of a group of young, single women, trying to lead the village to a better place. These women struggle with tradition, family hierarchy and often with their own womanhood. This is a story of a long lasting survival attempt of a unique village, estranged from the Israeli society, the Arab society and its own location at the sea shore.

Festivals and Awards:

International Women's Film Festival, Israel, 2006

Director: Ibtisam Mara'ana

Producer: Yossi Leon, Noam Shalev

Cinematographer: Avigail Sperber

Editor: Zohar Sela

Original Soundtrack: Ori Ophir

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television

Subtitles: English, Hebrew

Film Name in Hebrew: אל – ג'יסר

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