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Zahra (also known as Zahara)
[Zahra aka Zahara]
Zahra (also known as Zahara)


Mohammad Bakri


60 minutes

Produced by:
Mohammad Bakri, Carole Zabar

Written by:
Mohammad Bakri

Edited by:
Nail Mahamid

In Arabic with English subtitles
    Official Selection: Dubai International Film Festival
Official Selection: Other Israel Film Festival

Acclaimed director Mohammad Bakri narrates this personal documentary about his aunt Zahra Bakri. Mrs. Bakri grew up in the Palestinian village of Al-Bane in the Galilee. Starting with her childhood, the film takes us on a journey through Palestine's turbulent history and chronicles the effects of these unfolding events on Zahra's life. Through her story, we experience the violent events that lead to the establishment of the state of Israel, the effect of life under martial law (1948-1966), and the radical transformation of Palestinian society from a majority to a disenfranchised minority. Zahra shares the passionate political tone of Bakri's award-winning 2002 documentary, Jenin Jenin, but itís also a filmmaker's affecting tribute to the aunt who raised him and her tough but rewarding life.

This film is available with a Digital Site License (DSL), which allows colleges, universities, or libraries to encode, locally host, and stream the film to their community on a closed, password-protected system.

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