Palestinian Film Breaks Ground on Women’s Issues

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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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