Engaging with the world
| 87 minutes | 2016
A feminist tale of a young Israeli torn between family tradition and taking control of her destiny. In a small Israeli Bedouin village, Layla, a university student, disrupts tradition when she starts a relationship with a young man who attends the same school. Jalila, her mother, watching her husband get set to wed his second wife, takes a very dim view of this forbidden love and the risk it poses to the family’s reputation. In Sand Storm, her first feature, Israeli director Elite Zexter takes a keen-eyed look at a community stifled by patriarchy, seen here through the clashes of a young woman and her mother.
Grand Prix du Jury - Sundance 2016
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