AN ORDINARY LIFE (2019)

55min      Documentary  

English, Hebrew, German and Tigrinya

Fadhumo and Helen are two refugees seeking sanctuary, one in Tel Aviv and one in Berlin, each coping with discrimination, otherness and a life away from home. The two close friends become social activists determined to assist women like themselves and to provide a better future for next generations. Efrat Shalom Danon and Gili Danon's documentary displays the contrasts between Israeli and German immigration policies, while shedding light on the two women's mutual fate: an unstable life controlled by government policy, always depending on human kindness, guided by the belief that despite everything, their dreams may still have a chance.

CREW 

Directed by: Efrat Shalom Danon and Gili Danon

Producers: Osnat Trabelsi, Efrat Shalom Danon and Gili Danon

Co Producer: Sorin Manu

Script by: Efrat Shalom Danon and Gili Danon

Director of Photography: Gili Danon

Editor: Gili Danon

Sound Design: Rotem Dror

Music by: Ellyott Eva Ben Ezer

Supported by: Makor Foundation, Saxony Cultural Foundation

Festivals 

Awards

Imagine This Women's Film Festival
Directors cut international film festival 
Jersey Shore Film Festival

Stockholm City Film Festival

Jerusalem Film Festival

Switzerland International Film Festival

Jersey Shore Film Festival

Fresco International Film Festival

International Immigration Festival, Turkey
International Changing Perspectives Film Festival
The Jewish International Film Festival in Brussels
FICMARC - Caribbean Sea International Film Festival 2020
Esto Es Para Esto  - Mexico
Stockholm City Film Festival
SERET film festival - Berlin
Imagine This Women's Film Festival
Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival
Directors cut int'l film FESTIVAL - Canada