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Ibtisam Mara'ana

Sector : Media, Directors

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Palestine
  • Gender: Female
  • Born in: 1975
  • Age: 47
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Ibtisam Mara’na Manuhin, born on October 14, 1975, is an Arab-Israeli film director, screenwriter and producer, a lecturer in the field of cinema at the Photography Department of Bezalel Academy, and has produced many documentaries that dealt with Arab society in Israel, on the line of contact between Palestinian identity and Israel, in addition to the thorny social issues of feminism.

She was born in the coastal village of Al-Furadis, south of Haifa, in a traditional Muslim family. She graduated from the Film and Television School in Givat Habiba, and in 2010 she joined the Bezalel Academy of Arts, to study screen arts and photography, and in 2016 she began teaching documentary directing at Sapir College in Negev.

She is married to Boaz Manohin, an Israeli Jew, lives in Jaffa and has one daughter.

her movies
Record, I am an Arab (2014) The life story of the Palestinian national poet Mahmoud Darwish. .
77 Degrees (2010) – the director's personal journey after she left her Arab village and moved to Tel Aviv.
Lady All Arabs (2008) - the story of Angelina Fares, a Druze model against a conservative society.


Achievements and Awards

2003 - First Prize at the Docaviv Film Festival for the film Paradise Lost.
2005 - Film Award at the Jerusalem International Film Festival.
2005 - First Prize at HotDocs Festival in Canada for Badal
2005 - "Spirit of Freedom" award at the Jerusalem Film Festival for the movie Badal
2007 - First prize at the docaviv festival for the film "Talaq Baathla'".
2008 - A Best Director Award at the Women's Festival in New Delhi.
2008 - Special Prize from the Jury at Edva Festival - Amsterdam for the film "Lady All Arabs"
2014 - Audience Award at the docaviv festival. About the movie "Register, I'm Arab"
Award from Rai TV station in Italy for the film Badal.
Prize of the Mayor of Olomouc, Czech Republic for the film Badal.
Kamen Award at the Biarritz Festival in France for the film "Divorce by Triple"



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