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ZAHARA


Directed by | Mohammad Bakri

Genre documentary  |  Length: 63mins  |  Year of production: 2009


Zahara has all the passion of Mohammad Bakri's awardwinning 2002 documentary, Jenin Jenin, wed to a lyrical narrative spanning a generation of Palestinian history. Zahara is a Palestinian woman, from the village of alBane in the Galilee. Beginning with her childhood before the 1948 war, Bakri’s compelling new documentary takes us through the country's turbulent history, as seen through the eponymous heroine's eyes, and the perspectives of those around her. As Zahara grows, we experience the violent establishment of Israel, subsequent life under martial law (19481966), and the radical transformation of Palestinian society from a majority to a disenfranchised minority in their own homeland.