In Her Footsteps

In the dead of night, my parents left the house my father had built in the Bedouin village, Tal-a-Sabeh, and moved, perhaps "fled," to Omer, a Jewish town, very bourgeois, located only 5 km away. For 10 years of dealing with breast cancer, my mother's only wish was to be buried in Omer. The town never dealt with this issue, of where to bury its Muslim residents. The film documents an entire family torn between fulfilling the mother's last wish and social codes that cannot be ignored. During the process of separation from the mother, the film reveals the family intimacy, secrets and dilemmas, raises serious questions about women's identity, nationality and the meaning of home.

70 minutes
Rana Abu-Fraiha

Shown at

  1. Boston Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  2. Budapesti Zsidó és Izraeli Filmfesztivál - 2018
  3. Davie Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  4. Israel Film Festival Los Angeles - 2018
  5. Israeli Film Festival of Philadelphia - 2019
  6. JPL Israeli Film Festival (Montreal) - 2019
  7. Madison Israeli Film Festival - 2019
  8. Moscow Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  9. New Jersey Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  10. Other Israel Film Festival - 2018
  11. Tucson International Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  12. Washington Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  13. Westchester Jewish Film Festival - 2019

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