Forced to flee Tal-a-Sabeh, a conservative Bedouin village, Rana and her parents find a new home in the nearby Jewish community of Omer. Rana’s mother, now having to make final arrangements due to terminal breast cancer, has a dying wish; She wants to be buried in the town that welcomed her. The problem is no Muslim resident has ever been asked to be buried in a Jewish town before. Rana Abu-Fraiha’s directorial debut is an intimate look into her own family’s struggle with loss, community etiquette, and what it means to call somewhere home.
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Rana Abu Fraiha, Director
Rana Abu Fraihah is an Israeli documentary filmmaker and videographer.
Her best-known work is the film In Her Footsteps, which documents her family's story.
It premiered at the Jerusalem International Film Festival in 2017, where it won the Van Lir Award for best directing.
The film later won a series of awards, among them the Best Documentary Award at the Berlin Jewish Film Festival, the Shulamit Aloni Prize for Human Rights, and the Ophir Award for Best Documentary.
Van Leer Award for Best Documentary DIrector, Jerusalem Film Festival 2018; Best Feature Film, 2018 Israeli Documentary Filmmakers Forum