An Ordinary Life

  • Israel, Germany
  • Documentary
  • 2019
  • 56 min.

An Ordinary Life

  • Israel, Germany
  • Documentary
  • 2019
  • 56 min.


Fadhumo and Helen are two refugees seeking sanctuary, one in Tel Aviv and one in Berlin, each coping with discrimination, otherness and a life away from home. The two close friends become social activists determined to assist women like themselves and to provide a better future for next generations. Efrat Shalom Danon and Gili Danon's documentary displays the contrasts between Israeli and German immigration policies, while shedding light on the two women's mutual fate: an unstable life controlled by government policy, always depending on human kindness, guided by the belief that despite everything, their dreams may still have a chance.



Gili Danon, Efrat Shalom Danon


Osnat Trabelsi, Efrat Shalom Danon, Gili Danon


Sorin Manu


Efrat Shalom Danon, Gili Danon


Gili Danon


Gili Danon

Original Language

English, Hebrew, German, Tigrigna, Somali


Hebrew, English

Soud Designer

Rotem Dror


    Best International Feature Documentary
    Jersey Shore International Film Festival

Festival Highlights

Seret Israeli Film Festival, Germany , 2021

Filmmor Women's FF on Wheels, Country Turkey , 2021

Encuentro Internacional de Cineastas, Mexico , 2021

Caribbean Sea International Film Festival, Venezuela , 2021

Stockholm City Film Festival, Sweden , 2020

Fresco International Film Festival, Armenia , 2020

SAGA Adelaide: Women's International Film Festival, Australia , 2020

Jersey Shore International Film Festival, USA , 2020

International Migration Film Festival - Gaziantep , Turkey , 2020

Changing Perspectives Film Festival, Turkey , 2020

Jerusalem International Film Festival, Israel , 2019

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