the Ma'aleh school of television, film & the arts, Jerusalem

Keren Or (A Ray of Light)


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Michal, herself raised in a harsh socio-economic reality, has been a single parent to her baby daughter, Keren Or, since she was seventeen. Against the depressing background of the housing projects of Afula and Jerusalem, and caught in the day-to-day battle to survive financially and maybe even find love, unexpected developments plunge Michal into deeper crisis and call into question everything she believes in about parenthood, family and identity. Yet despite it all she shows an extraordinary resilience in her aspiration to be a caring and responsible mother and to provide for her child the life that she herself never received.

Director: Lihi Sabag
Producer: Lihi Sabag
Screenwriter: Lihi Sabag
Cinematographer: Lihi Sabag
Editor: Arik Kaufman
Screenings & Prizes

DocAviv Documentary Film Festival ISRAEL, May 2017

Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival, 19 June 2017

Jerusalem Film Festival, 2017

Finalist, Israeli DOcumentary Filmmakers Awards - Student Section 2017

FIPA, Beiritz, France, 2018

Relgion Today Film Festival, Trento, Italy, 2018

Terni Film Festival, Italy, 2018

St. Louis International Film Festival 2018

Women's International Film Festival, 2019

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