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  • 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." 


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