Nazareth Cinema Lady

Nurit Jacobs Yinon
52 minutes

The story of Safa Dabour, a religious Muslim from Nazareth, who established the first and only Arab cinematheque in Israel. Her father and husband died while she was a young mother to two small boys. Years later she succeeds in taking charge of her own fate and freedom and establishes the cinematheque. It was all downhill from thereā€¦ A Muslim in Nazareth, an Israeli in the eyes of Arab countries, an Arab in Israel, and mainly, a single woman in a man's world, an unwilling warrior, she travels to bring Arab box-office hits from Arab states alongside family films from the U.S, Europe and Israel, and seeks, against all the odds, to create an island of culture for the society to which she belongs. This is a cinematic profile of a courageous woman whose path to freedom is interwoven with the battle for her own cinematheque.

Producer / Production company: 
Aluma Films