Israel’s all-Arabic entry for the Oscars

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Arabic-language film is Israel’s official Oscar entry– Peter Beaumont – The Guardian 27.09.16
Sand Storm, the feature debut for Jewish Israeli woman Elite Zexer, depicts the lives of Bedouin women in an impoverished and conservative village and has already won a slew of awards. The Ophir prize for best film in Israel’s film and television awards was given during a tempestuous ceremony in which the film’s two leading women, both Israeli Arabs, refused to join Israel’s culture minister, Miri Regev, on stage.

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