The Great Sadness of Zohara (1983)

Genres - Avant-garde / Experimental, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Religious Drama  |   Run Time - 40 min.  |  
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This semi-autobiographical experimental short concerns a woman's search for her Middle Eastern roots. Directed by feminist filmmaker Nina Menkes, Great Sadness follows its heroine from Jerusalem through the desolate Arab landscape; when she returns to her Jewish Orthodox community in Jerusalem, however, she is ostracized.



ancestry, Arab, Jewish, ostracism, religion, search, spiritual