Set in the Israel’s dwindling Moroccan community, three generations of women grapple with issues of family, femininity, folklore, and food. Clairvoyant grandmother Zohara predicts the future by cradling her client’s possessions while she sleeps. She wants her similarly-gifted daughter, Simone, to assume this role, but Simone has other ideas for her future. Meanwhile, her granddaughter, Zohar, wants to succeed her grandmother but lacks the gift. Orange People unfolds as a sensuous story that questions whether tradition is better preserved or abandoned, and at what cost? Hanna Azoulay Hasfari’s directorial debut explores her own struggle for an identity somewhere between Moroccan and Israeli, tradition and modernity, family and individuality.
Screening LocationBryn Mawr Film Institute
824 West Lancaster Avenue
Brywn Mawr, PA 19010Guest Speaker: Hanna Azoulay Hasfari, Director
Movie InfoIsrael, 2013, 93 minutes
Hebrew, Moroccan with English Subtitles