films – Cinema Akil


On The Door Step + Selfie Zain
DIRECTED BY
Sahera Dirbas, Amira Diab
| | 47 min, 11 min | Documentary Feature |
Venue

A documentary that shows how three generations of Palestinian in U.S from Bisharat family, have maintained their emotional attachment to their home in West Jerusalem, taken over by Israelis in 1948. Among them a Valerie 21-year-old, who traveled across the world to visit her grandfather’s house to find out the truth she inherited about the house and managed to meet face to face the current Gisele Arazi96-year-old Israeli occupant.


Selfie Zain 

Zein is a young woman from Bethlehem, determined to pray at the Al-Aqsa mosque after Trump’s announcement recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. While her 8.8-kilometer trip may seem short, her journey is disruptive, laden with obstacles. Challenges like the separation wall, security checkpoints, and the very nature of trying to live as a free woman in these circumstances stand between her and her goal. With just one change of clothes, Zein’s strength inspires her to get creative with her appearance in an attempt to overcome the many hurdles that lie ahead, and defeat her oppressors.