In Her Footsteps وَراءكِ

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In Her Footsteps وَراءكِ

In the dead of night, my parents left the house my father had built in the Bedouin village, Tal-a-Sabeh, and moved, perhaps “fled,” to Omer, a Jewish town, very bourgeois, located only 5 km away. For 10 years of dealing with breast cancer, my mother’s only wish was to be buried in Omer. The town never dealt with this issue, of where to bury its Muslim residents.
The film documents an entire family torn between fulfilling the mother’s last wish and social codes that cannot be ignored. During the process of separation from the mother, the film reveals the family intimacy, secrets and dilemmas, raises serious questions about women’s identity, nationality and the meaning of home.

Festivals and Awards:

Documentary Competition Jerusalem Fim Festival, Israel, 2017

Director: Rana Abu Fraiha

Producer: Ibtisam Mara'ana Menuhin

Production Company: Ibtisam Films

Cinematographer: Rana Abu Fraiha. Additional Cin.:Amit Chachamov, Ohad Milstein

Editor: Aliza Esquira

Soundtrack Editor: Erez Eyni Shavit

Original Soundtrack: Ran Bagno

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

Script: Rana Abu Fraiha

Subtitles: Arabic, Hebrew, English

Film Name in Hebrew: אחרייך وَراءكِ

In the dead of night, my parents left the house my father had built in the Bedouin village, Tal-a-Sabeh, and moved, perhaps “fled,” to Omer, a Jewish town, very bourgeois, located only 5 km away. For 10 years of dealing with breast cancer, my mother’s only wish was to be buried in Omer. The town never dealt with this issue, of where to bury its Muslim residents.
The film documents an entire family torn between fulfilling the mother’s last wish and social codes that cannot be ignored. During the process of separation from the mother, the film reveals the family intimacy, secrets and dilemmas, raises serious questions about women’s identity, nationality and the meaning of home.

Festivals and Awards:

Documentary Competition Jerusalem Fim Festival, Israel, 2017

 

Director: Rana Abu Fraiha

Producer: Ibtisam Mara'ana Menuhin

Production Company: Ibtisam Films

Cinematographer: Rana Abu Fraiha. Additional Cin.:Amit Chachamov, Ohad Milstein

Editor: Aliza Esquira

Soundtrack Editor: Erez Eyni Shavit

Original Soundtrack: Ran Bagno

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

Script: Rana Abu Fraiha

Subtitles: Arabic, Hebrew, English

Film Name in Hebrew: אחרייך وَراءكِ

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