Lady Kul el-Arab  ליידי כל אל- ערב

Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy
272 S. Bryn Mawr Avenue
Brywn Mawr, PA 19010

Saturday, March 13, 2010, 8:00 pm
When ambitious seventeen-year-old Doaa "Angelina" Fares decides to be the first Druze woman to enter the 2007 Miss Israel beauty pageant, her sudden fame clashes with the traditional Druze community. A deluge of insults, accusations and threats to her safety culminate in the arrest of five men, among them two of her uncles, for plotting her murder. Their broad media coverage spirals Doaa and her supportive family toward an inevitable choice to either pursue Doaa's dream or to honor their community. Personal and provocative, this film represents conflicting standards of beauty, success, and duty for women everywhere.
Country: Israel
Release Date: 2008
Time: 56 minutes
Genre: Documentary
Language: Arabic and Hebrew with English subtitles
Director: Ibtisam Mara'ana
Topics: Family, Israeli Druzes, Women in Israeli Society
Best Documentary Award at Sole & Luna International Documentary Film Festival, Palermo, Italy, 2009; Best Documentary at Mediterranean Film Section/Sole & Luna International Film Festival, Italy, 2009; Best Documentary at Zagreb International Documentary Film Festival, Croatia, 2009; Best Directing Award at New Delhi International Women Film Festival, India, 2008; Special Jury Award at IDFA Silver Wolf Competition, The Netherlands, 2008