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Zahara
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.
2009 / Arabic dialogue with English subtitles / Colour / 63 mins
Genre: Non-fiction, Family, Historical and War
Programme: Muhr Arabic Documentary
Premiere: International Premiere
Rating: G
Director: Mohammad Bakri
Producer: Carole Zabar
Scriptwriter: Mohammad Bakri
DOP: Ziad Bakri
Editor: Nail Mahamid
Composer: Amir Shahsar
Cast: Mohammad Bakri, Zahara Bakri
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