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An Ordinary Life

  • Israel, Germany
  • Documentary
  • 2019
  • 56 min.
  • Director(s): Gili Danon, Efrat Shalom Danon
  • Producer(s): Osnat Trabelsi, Efrat Shalom Danon, Gili Danon

Synopsis

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.

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Credits

Director(s)

Gili Danon, Efrat Shalom Danon

Producer(s)

Osnat Trabelsi, Efrat Shalom Danon, Gili Danon

Co-Producer(s)

Sorin Manu

Script

Efrat Shalom Danon, Gili Danon

Cinematography

Gili Danon

Editor

Gili Danon

Original Language

English, German, Hebrew, Somali, Tigrigna

Subtitles

English, Hebrew

Soud Designer

Rotem Dror

Festival Highlights

  • WINNER

    Best International Documentary
    Director's Cut International Film Festival
    2021
  • WINNER

    Best International Documentary Feature
    Imagine This Women's International Film Festival
    2021
  • WINNER

    Best International Feature Documentary
    Jersey Shore International Film Festival
    2020

Director's Cut International Film Festival , Canada , 2021

Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival , USA , 2021

Imagine This Women's International Film Festival , USA , 2021

Capital Filmmakers Festival Berlin , Germany , 2021

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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