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I’m Not Filipina

Directed by: Anat Tel
51 Minutes, 2010, Documentary; Other Israel Film Festival

A six-year-old Filipino girl who is blind and was born in Israel is adopted by a loving Filipino worker, Janet, a Philippine foreign worker. Janet needs to explain to her daughter about an operation which might save one of her eyes and increase their chances to stay in Israel. Together they try to bridge linguistic and cultural gaps in a country that one of them regards as her homeland, while the other considers it a foreign land.


Director: Anat Tel

Producer: Sasha Klein

Producer: Anat Tel

Cinematographer: Emmanuelle Mayer

Editor: Noam Amit