• Production: Ganit Ilouz
  • Written By: Ganit Ilouz
  • Distributed By: Ganit Ilouz
  • Country: Israel
  • Language: Hebrew, Arabic

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Dove's Cry

Documentary | 2012 | 52 min.
Directed by: Ganit Ilouz
Hadeel, a charismatic Arab teacher, teaches Arabic in a Jewish elementary school. Her relationships with the pupils and staff enable both parties to have a unique glance at one another's cultures, refute prejudices and dissolve fears. Yet, due to the complex Israeli reality, the meeting of these two cultures inevitably causes clashes. Back home, being 27 and a religious Muslim woman, Hadeel is being pressured to get married this year.

Critical Acclaim

* Amongst the 5 best Israeli films ranked at the "Audience favorite" competition at Docaviv 2013  

* Chosen by the Israel Democracy Institute to screen around Israel under the project "Where do you live?! We decide: Human dignity"

*  Israeli President Reuven (Rubi) Rivlin: "Your unique film is inspiring, it makes me hopeful that better days are near...days that will make our life together on this land a source of strength and a symbol of the ability embodied by the sons of Abraham, Isaac, and Ishmael, to live together in harmony." 

User Reviews

I just watched this wonderful film. A simple story, relevant more than ever, full of humor and thought provoking. Highly recommended!

Wonderful film Very important and enlightening.

Great movie. Made in a professional and creative way. Reflects succinctly the conflicts in Israel. Left me with a strong impression that a lot more is needed to be changed in Israel and that we should live in harmony with all people from different religion and background. The movie succeeds to express different viewpoints in a moving way. Highly recommended!

I am Italian and I'm Jewish. Thanks to this beautiful film I could touch, from a very near distance, a picture of every day's life in Israel and one of the most amazing and challenging issues, that is peaceful living between Israelis and Arabs. The film is very interesting, capturing and sometimes even funny.

Just saw this outstanding documentary. It really shows the issues both Israelis and arabs face while living together on the same land. They are the same people. The only difference IMO is religion.

Great movie. Interesting situation to be in. Highly recommend to watch it.


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