My Name is Ahlam
Rima Essa & Claudia Levin, Palestine & Israel, 2010
While fighting for her five-year-old daughter's right to receive adequate treatment for her leukemia, Aisha - a Palestinian woman living in the West Bank, undergoes a process of empowerment. Suddenly, this battered woman is no longer afraid to stand up to her husband, to her occupiers, to the authorities and to anyone who is in the way of her daughter's path to health. Director Rima Essa brings to the screen a unique testimonial that avoids self-pity and victimization, focusing instead on Aisha's process of empowerment.
Festivals and Awards:
Second Prize of the Jury at the International Full-Length Film Competition,Documenta Madrid Film Festival, 2011
Bristol Palestine Film Festival, 2011
Best Cinematography Award at the DocAviv Film Festival in Israel, 2010
Special Mention at the International Women's Film Festival in Rehovot, Israel, 2010
Doha Tribeca Film Festival, 2010
Article in Ynet.co.il following the premiere of My name is Ahlam (Hebrew) Click Here
Noga Communications-Channel 8 , Israel
The New Israeli Film Foundation for Cinema and TV
Co-production: Dutch broadcaster "DE HUMANISTISCHE OMROEP"