• Zahara
Genre : Historical
Type : Documentary
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Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2009
Format : Feature
Running time : 63 (in minutes)

Zahara is a Palestinian woman, from the village of al-Bane in the Galilee. Beginning with her childhood before the 1948 war, this compelling documentary takes us through the country's turbulent history, as seen through the eponymous heroine's eyes, and the perspectives of those around her. As Zahara grows, we experience the violent establishment of Israel, subsequent life under martial law (1948-1966), and the radical transformation of Palestinian society from a majority to a disenfranchised minority in their own homeland.'Zahara' has all the passion of Bakri's award-winning 2002 documentary,'Jenin Jenin', plus a beautifully lyrical narrative that covers the breadth of recent Palestinian history.

Director: Mohammad Bakri
Producer: Carole Zabar
Scriptwriter: Mohammad Bakri
Cinematographer: Ziad Bakri
Composer: Amir Shahsar
Editor: Nail Mahamid
Main Cast: Mohammad Bakri, Zahara Bakri

Palestine/2009/ Arabic dialogue with English subtitles/Colour/DigiBeta/63 mins

Interests: Documentary, Family, Historical, War

2009 | DIFF, Dubai
* Muhr Arabic Documentary
* International Premiere


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