A.K.A. NADIA

director: 
Tova Ascher
country: 
Israel, UK
year: 
2016
category: 
film
legth: 
115'
section: 
INTERNATIONAL AND SIGNIS JURIES
festival edition: 
2016
Maya, choreographer at a Jerusalem dance troupe. A.K.A. (also known as) Nadia, Arab young woman having a secret love affair. There are an estimated 60,000 persons, most of them Palestinians in Israel who have false identities. It's a story about innocent individuals who pay a terrible price, raising questions of identity, of the ability of society to accept the other and forgive their 'otherness', of when the private becomes political and the political becomes private, without the ability to separate the two.