Join Boston Jewish Film for a virtual screening of “Cinema Sabaya.” You can also check out the BJF YouTube channel to watch a Q&A with director Orit Fouks Rotem, moderated by Nahanni Rous, from this year’s Boston Israeli Film Festival.
An audience favorite at the 2022 Boston Israeli Film Festival, Orit Fouks Rotem’s “Cinema Sabaya” is a work where fiction meets nonfiction. Her fascinating, deeply engaging hybrid film is about nine Israeli Arab and Jewish women from Hadera who take part in a video workshop led by a young Israeli female filmmaker. The nine women (played by a mix of seasoned and nonprofessional actors) learn to tell their stories in video, often filming their own footage and then responding in real time, documentary-style, to what they see.
Through the emotional process of sharing and witnessing each other’s stories, where they examine their ambitions, identities and convictions, from those of daily life to deeper moments of frustration and joy, the young women learn about each other and about themselves.+ More... - Less...
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