My Name is Ahlam

Rima Essa & Claudia Levin, Palestine & Israel, 2010

While fighting for her five-year-old daughter's right to receive adequate treatment for her leukemia, Aisha - a Palestinian woman living in the West Bank, undergoes a process of empowerment. Suddenly, this battered woman is no longer afraid to stand up to her husband, to her occupiers, to the authorities and to anyone who is in the way of her daughter's path to health. Director Rima Essa brings to the screen a unique testimonial that avoids self-pity and victimization, focusing instead on Aisha's process of empowerment.

Produced by: 

 Claudia Levin

Festivals and Awards:

 Second Prize of the Jury at the International Full-Length Film Competition,Documenta Madrid Film Festival, 2011

 Bristol Palestine Film Festival, 2011

 Best Cinematography Award at the DocAviv Film Festival in Israel, 2010

 Special Mention at the International Women's Film Festival in Rehovot, Israel, 2010

 Doha Tribeca Film Festival, 2010


 Article in following the premiere of My name is Ahlam (Hebrew) Click Here

 Article in (Hebrew) - August 2010

 Article in (Hebrew) - September 2010


 Noga Communications-Channel 8 , Israel

 The New Israeli Film Foundation for Cinema and TV

 Co-production: Dutch broadcaster "DE HUMANISTISCHE OMROEP"

My name is Ahlam - Trailer
My name is Ahlam / Rima Essa & Claudia Levin
My name is Ahlam / Rima Essa & Claudia Levin