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Shadya

Shadya Zoabi, a 17-year-old Muslim girl from a small Arab village in northern Israel and a World Champion in Karate, lives according to her own distinct principles and does not want to be like other Muslim women. Shadya’s brothers disapprove of her practicing Karate. In their view, a Muslim woman has a specific path in life, and it is forbidden to stray from this destiny. In spite of the support she gets from her father, Shadya finds it difficult to overcome the social pressure from her brothers and the surrounding community.  Will she succeed in balancing her ambitions after her marriage and will she remain a World Champion?

Festivals and Awards:

DocAviv International Film Festival, Israel, 2005; Golden Movie Squad at IDFA, 2005; Certificate for Excellence in First Appearance, Documentary Film Awards, Israel, 2006; TV Film Award at HotDocs International Film Festival, Canada, 2006; ZagrebDox, Croatia, 2006; One World International Film Festival, Prague, 2006; San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, USA, 2006; Human Rights Watch Film Festival, USA, 2006; Best Documentary at the Buster International Film Festival for Children and Youth, Copenhagen, 2006; UK Jewish Film Festival, 2006; Tempo Documentary Festival, Sweden, 2006; International Film Festival, Ukraine, 2006; Human Rights Watch Film Festival, Buenos Aires, 2006; One World Festival, Slovakia 2006

Director: Roy Westler

Producer: Udi Kalinsky, Danny Hakim

Cinematographer: Yaron Benisty, Roy Westler

Editor: Michal Ranon

Soundtrack Editor: Alex Epshtein, Yoram Shefer

Original Soundtrack: Sasha Tauber

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

Script: Roy Westler, Udi Kalinsky, Michal Ranon

Subtitles: English, Hebrew

Film Name in Hebrew: שאדיה

Shadya Zoabi, a 17-year-old Muslim girl from a small Arab village in northern Israel and a World Champion in Karate, lives according to her own distinct principles and does not want to be like other Muslim women. Shadya’s brothers disapprove of her practicing Karate. In their view, a Muslim woman has a specific path in life, and it is forbidden to stray from this destiny. In spite of the support she gets from her father, Shadya finds it difficult to overcome the social pressure from her brothers and the surrounding community.  Will she succeed in balancing her ambitions after her marriage and will she remain a World Champion?

Festivals and Awards:

DocAviv International Film Festival, Israel, 2005; Golden Movie Squad at IDFA, 2005; Certificate for Excellence in First Appearance, Documentary Film Awards, Israel, 2006; TV Film Award at HotDocs International Film Festival, Canada, 2006; ZagrebDox, Croatia, 2006; One World International Film Festival, Prague, 2006; San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, USA, 2006; Human Rights Watch Film Festival, USA, 2006; Best Documentary at the Buster International Film Festival for Children and Youth, Copenhagen, 2006; UK Jewish Film Festival, 2006; Tempo Documentary Festival, Sweden, 2006; International Film Festival, Ukraine, 2006; Human Rights Watch Film Festival, Buenos Aires, 2006; One World Festival, Slovakia 2006

Director: Roy Westler

Producer: Udi Kalinsky, Danny Hakim

Cinematographer: Yaron Benisty, Roy Westler

Editor: Michal Ranon

Soundtrack Editor: Alex Epshtein, Yoram Shefer

Original Soundtrack: Sasha Tauber

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

Script: Roy Westler, Udi Kalinsky, Michal Ranon

Subtitles: English, Hebrew

Film Name in Hebrew: שאדיה

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