This is Not Living (Hay mish Eishi)

This is Not Living (Hay mish Eishi)
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42 min

"Directed by Alia Arasoughly – a Palestinian filmmaker living in war-torn Ramallah – this deeply moving piece explores the lives of eight Palestinian women and their struggle to live normal lives amidst the degrading drama of war, terror and military occupation. Representing a diverse cross-section of Palestinian society – from a news editor to a domestic worker to a housewife – they candidly speak about their daily encounters with violence and their marginalization in the ideological debate concerning the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Neither political zealots nor submissive wives and mothers, they reveal the difficult task of negotiating their identity. Their stories challenge stereotypes of Palestinian women in the media and provide a much-needed window into an experience rarely seen in the West."


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