Thursday, July 9, 2009

Coming Soon to SF Jewish Film Festival

San Francisco International Women's Film Festival is proud to co-present the following screening as part of this year's San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, featuring the following film:

Desert Brides
Director Ada Ushpiz
Israel, 2008, 90 min., color, Arabic, Hebrew

In Desert Brides (Best Film, Doc Aviv Festival 2008) a wedding photographer's lens offers a portal to women's struggles with polygamy. Ushpiz's outstanding film explores the realities of becoming a first wife or second wife in Bedouin culture. With the state pressure on nomadic cultures to integrate into Israeli society, a third of Bedouin women live in polygamous households fueled by a relentless drive back to religion for minority survival. Screening: Wed. Jul 29th, 2009 @ 2:15 PM - The Castro Theatre, San Francisco, CA

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