Bryn Mawr Film Institute
824 West Lancaster Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

Thursday, April 20, 2023, 7:00 pm

Admission: General $15, Students and seniors $13  

An award-winning debut which swept the Israeli audience, Cinema Sabaya was nominated to eight categories in the Israeli Film Academy Awards, winning three including best film and best director. The movie was also Israel’s official entry to the 2023 Academy Awards.

The old classroom concept of show-and-tell becomes a richer, deeper exercise for a workshop of Arab and Jewish women in Israeli filmmaker Orit Fouks Rotem’s heartfelt feature. Given cameras and encouraged to record their lives and give voice to their dreams by a young teacher/filmmaker named Rona (Dana Ivgy), the eight figures in Rotem’s scenario also get a lesson in compassion merely by sharing their footage and talking about it.

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Country: Israel
Release Date: 2021
Time: 91 minutes
Genre: Drama
Language: Hebrew with English Subtitles
Director: Orit Fouks Rotem
Topics: Arab Israelis, Women in Israeli Society
2022 Israeli Film Academy Awards:
・ Winner - Best Film
・ Winner - Best Director
・ Winner - Best Supporting Actress
・ Nominee - Best Actress
・ Nominee - Best Screenplay
・ Nominee - Best Editing
・ Nominee - Best Cinematography
・ Nominee - Best Makeup

Jerusalem Film Festival 2021:
・ Winner - Best Israeli Debut
・ Nominee - Award for Israeli Cinema

Palm Springs International Film Festival 2023 - Nominee for Bridging the Borders Award

Israel’s Official Entry to the 2023 Academy Awards