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Louisville Jewish Film Festival: Cinema Sabaya Virtual Film


Nine women, Arab and Jewish, take part in a video workshop hosted by Rona, a young film director, who teaches them how to document their lives. With each raw homemade footage shot by the women and shared with the others, the group dynamic forces them to challenge their views and beliefs as they get to know each other and themselves better. Winner of Best Film at Ophir Awards; Winner of Best First Feature at Jerusalem Film Festival.

We are proud to feature this film, as the relationships in the film mirror the relationships developed in the Partnership2Gether Western Galilee’s Women Leading a Dialogue program. Women Leading A Dialogue is a year-long program that assists Jewish and Arab women living in Israel’s Western Galilee to get to know each other as individuals and as neighbors living in a shared society. To learn more about Partnership2Gether, Women Leading a Dialogue, and how the Annual Federation Campaign supports this program, please contact Amy Fouts at P2G@jewishlouisville.org.