Israeli film-maker Noa Ben-Hagai went in search of a forgotten great-aunt and found cousins who are Palestinian Arabs. What happened next?
By Jonathan Freedland
Pnina Bechor was only 14 when she disappeared from her home in Yavniel. Almost seventy years later, her great niece, filmmaker Noa Ben Hagai, discovered traces of Bechor’s life and members of her family in a Palestinian refugee camp near Nablus.
By Shani Litman
(Video) Film about Jewish family that discovers Palestinian relatives wins best documentary award at Cinemed Festival in Montpellier. Director Noa Ben-Hagai tells Ynet about French hostility. ‘I am a leftist, but somehow I didn’t feel like giving them what they wanted,’ she says
By Merav Yudilovitch
Docu. R?compens?e au festival Cinemed de Montpellier, Noa Ben Haga? raconte ses retrouvailles difficiles avec sa famille perdue de Cisjordanie.
By Carole Rap
Une documentariste isra?lienne exhume un secret de famille et le cauchemar commence.
By Adrien Jaulmes
In the early 1940s, 14-year-old Pnina disappeared nearby her house in what is now Israel. Years later, she started sending letters to her family. It turned out that she had married an Arab and had children with him, but it is never completely clear if she ran away or was kidnapped. Director Noa Ben-Hagai found her great-aunt Pnina’s letters and asked her uncle, a retired colonel in Israeli intelligence, to find the unknown family in the Palestinian Territories.
By Shai Gal