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Lia Tarachansky: Palestinian film breaks ground on women’s issues

8 March 2012

By Lia Tarachansky, The Real News Network – 8 Mar 2012

First film in the Arab world to deal with sexual assault of women and girls released in Israel/Palestine

Abeer Zeibak Hadad is a Palestinian filmmaker living in the Israeli mixed city of Jaffa. This year her first feature film – Dum’a – was released in Israeli theaters. The film is the first in the Arab world to deal with sexual assault of women and girls. The film has been screening throughout the country. This week, two days before International Women’s Day Dum’a was screened to hundreds of high school girls in Qalanswa, a Palestinian city half an hour’s drive from Tel Aviv. The Real News’ Lia Tarachansky speaks to the girls who watched it, the filmmaker who made it, and the women activists who fought to have it screened.

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