[Videonews] *New Release* SHADYA

McGinty Dylan (D.McGinty@nfb.ca)
Thu, 27 Sep 2007 12:35:04 -0400

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Dear Videonews Subscribers,

Sure to be one of our most popular titles at the upcoming National Media
Market, SHADYA is a stereotype shattering, coming-of-age story of young
Arab Israeli woman who, although a proud Muslim, defies her community to
become a world karate champion. See below for links to extensive
background information as well as online clips.

Best Documentary, Seattle Jewish Film Festival
Certificate of Excellence, Amsterdam International Documentary Festival

"A compassionate, painfully honest exploration of the evolution of a
young Israeli-Arab woman with feminist ideals in a male-dominated
culture set against the backdrop of the Palestinian Israeli conflict." -
The New York Times

SHADYA
A Film by Roy Westler
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Like many 17-year-old girls, Shadya Zoabi enjoys listening to music and
hanging out with her friends, but she is also a world karate champion, a
feminist in a male-dominated culture, and a Muslim Arab living in
Israel. This moving film tells her story over two years, as transitions
from a teenager to woman, from a daughter to wife, and from one family
to another. Shadya is lucky to have grown up with a supportive father,
but the pressure from her brothers and community is difficult to
overcome. At the same time, she is grappling with the challenges that
Muslims face as citizens of Israel. A universal coming-of-age story,
Shadya is also about a young Muslim woman who wants to succeed on her
own terms while staying committed to life within her community. (2005,
53 min)

CLICK HERE TO VIEW CLIP
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Dylan Maddox McGinty
U.S. Sales Manager

National Film Board of Canada
1123 Broadway, Suite 307
New York, NY 10010

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Dear Videonews Subscribers,

Sure to be = one of our=20 most popular titles at the upcoming National Media Market, SHADYA is a=20 stereotype shattering, coming-of-age story of young Arab Israeli = woman who,=20 although a proud Muslim, defies her community to become a world karate=20 champion.  See below for links to extensive background information = as well=20 as online clips.

Best Documentary, = Seattle=20 Jewish Film Festival
Certificate of Excellence, Amsterdam = International=20 Documentary Festival

“A compassionate, = painfully=20 honest exploration of the evolution of a young Israeli-Arab woman with = feminist=20 ideals in a male-dominated culture set against = the=20 backdrop of the Palestinian Israeli conflict.” – The=20 New York Times

SHADYA
A Film by Roy Westler
 
Like many 17-year-old girls, Shadya Zoabi enjoys = listening to=20 music and hanging out with her friends, but she is also a world karate = champion,=20 a feminist in a male-dominated culture, and a Muslim Arab living in=20 Israel. This moving film tells her story over two years, as=20 transitions from a teenager to woman, from a daughter to wife, = and=20 from one family to another. Shadya is lucky to have grown up with a = supportive=20 father, but the pressure from her brothers and community is difficult to = overcome. At the same time, she is grappling with the challenges that = Muslims=20 face as citizens of Israel. A universal coming-of-age story, Shadya is = also=20 about a young Muslim woman who wants to succeed on her own terms while = staying=20 committed to life within her community. (2005, 53 min)

CLICK HERE TO VIEW CLIP

CLICK HERE FOR STUDY GUIDE, BACKGROUND INFO, AND=20 MORE
 
CLICK HERE FOR OUR iSTORE

Dylan Maddox McGinty
U.S. Sales = Manager

National=20 Film Board of Canada
1123 Broadway, Suite 307
New York, NY=20 10010

Tel 212 629 8890
Fax 212 629 8502
Mob 347 873 = 5160
Eml=20 d.mcginty@nfb.ca
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