Women in Sink tells the story of a little hair salon in the heart of the Christian Arab community in Haifa, where director Dr. Iris Zaki goes to work as a shampoo girl. Placing her camera above the washing-basin, where the clients enjoy a head massage, Iris converses with Arab and Jewish women from different generations and backgrounds on varied topics; from politics and war to love. Through this unique interaction, the women’s stories portray life in Israel from a personal and often-unexpected point of view.
NIF Film Club discussed this film with NIF’s VP of Public Engagement Libby Lenkinski and director Dr. Iris Zaki.
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Dr. Iris Zaki is an award-winning documentary filmmaker who uses quirky first-person narratives to depict communities. She finished her PhD at Royal Holloway, University of London, in which explored her innovative interviewing technique: ‘The Abandoned Camera’, as well as community representation and documentary ethics. Her films screened at hundreds of festivals and universities around the world, received many awards and was featured on TV and in the NY Times.