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Lady Kul el-Arab

Directed by: Ibtisam Mara’ana
56 Minutes, 2008, Documentary; Other Israel Film Festival

Achieving a dream shared by many teenagers the world over could cost a lot for Duah Fares. Lady Kul el-Arab by Ibtisam Mara’ana follows the outraged reaction within the Arab Israeli community when this young girl from a small Druze village in the Galilee region decides to compete in the Miss Israel contest. Duah, who changes her name to Angelina, passes through the first parts of the competition with flying colors. But soon her family finds itself caught between different cultures and under threat from people who see things differently.


Director: Ibtisam Mara’ana

Producer: Timna Goldstein

Producer: Barak Heymann

Cast: Angelina Fares

Written by: Ibtisam Mara'ana

Distributor: Heymann Brothers Films


*Won - ZagrebDox - International Competition Award*Won - New Delhi International Women Film Festival - Best Director*Won - IDFA Silver Wolf Competition - Special Jury Award