Abeer Zeibak Hadad, Palestine & Israel, 2011

Duma (dolls in Arabic) is based on stories of sexual abuse in Arab society in Israel. Abeer, the creator of a puppet theater show which deals with the subject of sexual abuse during childhood, decides to take her camera and journey from the north to the south of the country and document women who have experienced sexual violence. In her journey she meets four women who dare to reveal the sexual abuse they endured in their close circle of family and friends. They all look for a way to express their pain and to break the silence that was imposed on them by their relatives and by society.

Produced by: 

 Suheil and Abeer Haddad

Festivals and Awards:

 Middle East Now Film Festival, Italy, 2013

 International competition at Afghanistan Human Rights Film Festival, 2013

 Belgrade Documentary International Film Festival, 2012

 Mumbai International Film Festival, 2012

 DocAviv International Film Festival, 2011

 International Women's Film Festival, Israel, 2011

 This Human World Festival, 2011

 IDFA Festival, Amsterdam, 2011


 The Israeli Authority for TV and Film

 The New Foundation for Cinema & TV


Duma - Trailer
Duma / Abeer Zeibak Hadad
Duma / Abeer Zeibak Hadad