IWD 2012

International Women's Day 2012

  •   Beauty: Dreams and Reality
    ​In line with International Women Day 2012, The Embassy of Israel proudly presents an exclusive screening of an award winning film followed by a discussion with industry experts on beauty.
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    Every year, The Embassy of Israel's cultural department prides itself in commemorating women and their major accomplishments over the years. This year, we present you with our event, Beauty: Dreams and Reality.

    This March, we will be showcasing an award winning documentary film Lady Kul el-Arab which tells the tale of a young Druze Beauty Queen hopeful and her struggle to fulfill her dreams while facing societal pressures.

    The screening will be followed by a panel discussion. Details to follow!

    International Women's Day (IWD), originally is called International Working Women’s Day, is marked on March 8 every year​


    Angelina, the first Druze woman to attempt significant steps in the Israeli fashion world, finds herself in the middle of a complicated conflict in which the tradition and values of her society clash with her brave efforts to choose her own way in life. Duah Fares, a young woman from the Druze village of Sagur in the Galilee, was one of the 12 finalists in the beauty pageant for Israeli-Arab women - ‘Lady Kul el-Arab.’ Lady Kul el-Arab which set out as a glamorous film about a beauty pageant, turned into a moving story of a family caught between cultures. In her fifth film, director Ibtisam Mara’ana succeeds in delicately drawing the dramatic and touching portrait of a young woman who finds herself at the heart of a struggle which fascinates the whole country.
    2009 ZagrebDox - International Competition Award
    2008 New Delhi International Women Film Festival - Best Director Award
    2008 IDFA Silver Wolf Competition - Special Jury Award