WOMEN OF HAMAS by Suha ARRAF
56 minutes, 2010
Production : Belssan Productions, Cinephil, SWR / Israël
Four Palestinian women, members of Hamas – the political organisation which surprised everyone by defeating El Fatah in the 2006 elections. A victory led by women. For despite Hamas’ conservative opinions, it offers women in Gaza many opportunities to become political, social and even military leaders.
Suha ARRAF is producer, director and script-writer. She has studied anthropology, philosophy and literature. She has written the scripts for Eran Riklis’ “The Syrian Bride” and “The Lemon Tree”. Her most recent documentaries as director are: “Hard Ball” (2006, 52 minutes), “Good Morning Jerusalem” (2004, 53 minutes), “Volunteers” (2002, 40 minutes), and “The Cinder Keepers” (2001, 24 minutes).