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Directed by Rana Abu Fraiha

Israel, 2018


Hebrew, Arabic (with English subtitles)

75 minutes

In the dead of night, my parents left our house in the Bedouin village, Tel Sheva, and moved, perhaps 'fled', to Omer, a nearby Jewish town. For more than 20 years of life in Omer, we were convinced that we're like everyone else around us, till my mother became ill with breast cancer. She expresses an unprecedented wish, to be buried as a Muslim in the town’s Jewish cemetery. Her wish tore the family apart and raised serious dilemmas, about identity, belonging, femininity and the meaning of home.

In Her Footsteps


Press Kit


Winner, Best Feature Film

Israeli Documentary Filmmakers Forum 2018

Winner - Van Leer Award for Best Director of a Documentary

Jerusalem Film Festival 2018

Nominated for Best Documentary Feature - 2018 Ophir Awards (Israel's Academy Awards)

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