My Name is Ahlam

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My Name is Ahlam

While fighting for her five-year-old daughter’s right to receive adequate treatment for her leukemia, Aisha – a Palestinian woman living in the West Bank, undergoes a process of empowerment. Suddenly, this battered woman is no longer afraid to stand up to her husband, to her occupiers, to the authorities and to anyone who is in the way of her daughter’s path to health. Director Rima Essa brings to the screen a unique testimonial that avoids self-pity and victimization, focusing instead on Aisha’s process of empowerment.

Festivals and Awards:

Best Cinematography Award at the DocAviv International Film Festival, Israel, 2010; Special Mention at the International Women's Film Festival in Rehovot, Israel, 2010; Second Prize of the Jury at the International Full-Length Film Competition, Documenta Madrid Film Festival, 2011; Doha Tribeca Film Festival, 2010; Bristol Palestine Film Festival, 2011

Director: Rima Essa

Producer: Claudia Levin

Production Company: Claudius Films

Cinematographer: Yair Sagi

Editor: Era Lapid

Soundtrack Editor: Aviv Aldama

Supporter(s): New Fund for Cinema and Televison; De Humanistische Omroep; Noga Communications - Channel 8

Film Name in Hebrew: קוראים לי אחלאם

While fighting for her five-year-old daughter’s right to receive adequate treatment for her leukemia, Aisha – a Palestinian woman living in the West Bank, undergoes a process of empowerment. Suddenly, this battered woman is no longer afraid to stand up to her husband, to her occupiers, to the authorities and to anyone who is in the way of her daughter’s path to health. Director Rima Essa brings to the screen a unique testimonial that avoids self-pity and victimization, focusing instead on Aisha’s process of empowerment.

Festivals and Awards:

Best Cinematography Award at the DocAviv International Film Festival, Israel, 2010; Special Mention at the International Women's Film Festival in Rehovot, Israel, 2010; Second Prize of the Jury at the International Full-Length Film Competition, Documenta Madrid Film Festival, 2011; Doha Tribeca Film Festival, 2010; Bristol Palestine Film Festival, 2011

Director: Rima Essa

Producer: Claudia Levin

Production Company: Claudius Films

Cinematographer: Yair Sagi

Editor: Era Lapid

Soundtrack Editor: Aviv Aldama

Supporter(s): New Fund for Cinema and Televison; De Humanistische Omroep; Noga Communications - Channel 8

Film Name in Hebrew: קוראים לי אחלאם

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