Category: Human Rights, Society, Women’s Rights, Middle East
Script: Yael Kipper, Ronen Zaretzky, Kifaya Ayati
Production: Turtles Films: Yael Kipper & Ronen Zaretzky, produced for KAN 11 – Israeli Public Broadcast Corporation.
Supported by: The New Fund for Cinema and Television (NFCT) and The Yehoshua Rabinovich Foundation for the Arts, Israel
Language: Hebrew, Arabic, Amharic.
Length: 82 minutes
”Portrait” tells in a poignant and moving way the stories of women from all parts of Israeli society who were murdered by their partners.
As time draws closer towards the jail release of her violent husband, Kifaya Ayati, a resident of Acre, who has been brutally attacked several times, is looking for a way to survive. She paints women who have been harmed and murdered by their spouses and meets their sisters, mothers and daughters. Every meeting becomes a portrait of a murdered woman and an indictment against the Israeli society, police and courts.
Festivals & Awards:
- Best Documentary Award: Haifa Film Festival, Israel 2021
- International Film Festival of Human Rights of Naples, Italy 2022
- FIDBA International Documentary Film Festival of Buenos Aires, Argentina 2022
- Haifa Film Festival: Best Documentary Award
Haifa Film Festival 2021: Israeli documentary competition:
The Best Israeli Documentary Award was awarded to ‘Portrait”:
“The film tells in a poignant and moving way the stories of women from all parts of Israeli society who were murdered by their partners. The film also documents in real time the women that may be the next victims, women who are subjected to violence on a daily basis. The film’s hero, connects those women through portraits. Together they look at the camera and demand their right to live free of threats and fear.”