In 1954, baby Simhona's parents, new immigrants from Iran who were living in a refugee tent city, were told that their daughter was ill and needed to be hospitalized. She was taken away from them by a "nurse", and they never saw the nurse or the baby again. Days later, they were informed of Simhona's death, though no body was returned to them. Simhona's mother, now in her 90s, never recovered emotionally from the loss of the baby.
Recently, following the opening of the Israeli archives concerning the abduction of Yemenite immigrant children in the 1950's, Eli (77), Simhona's older brother, decided to begin the search for Simhona with the help of his filmmaker daughter.
First Prize, Best Documentary, Maaleh Graduation Ceremony February 2020
Solidarity Human Rights Fesitval, Israel, 2020
International Women's Film Festival, USA 2021, Exceptional Achievement Award
Docs Without Borders Film Festival, USA 2021, Exceptional Achievement Award
San Diego Jewish Film Festival, USA 2021