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16-year-old Zohar lives with her younger sister and single mother Debbie, in a poor neighbourhood in southern Tel Aviv. The talented young athlete balances between her obligations to the single parent household – helping Debbie in her self-run beauty salon at home, and her training as a sprinter.

Original Title ZOHAR
Category Official Competition
Section Troubled Gaze
Tipology Short Film
Duration 30'
Production Year 2007
Nationality Israel
Directed by Yasmine Novak
Screenplay Yasmine Novak
Script Yasmine Novak
Director of photography Aviv Kosloff
Editor Hadas Ayalon, Yasmine Novak
Production Design Orly Homel
Sound Aviram Vilensky
Music Yasmine Novak
Main cast Elinor Cohen (Zohar)
Sharona Elimelech (Debbie)
Yuval Lerner (Noa)
Aviv Naeem (Tsiki)
Produced by Lianne Novak

zohar regYasmine Novak

Born in Canada in 1976, moved to Israel 1980. Enrolled in the Tel Aviv University Film Department. Graduated in 2007. ZOHAR is her graduation film. Currently working on various projects on Israeli television as director and editor and developing projects of social and political issues. In 2004 she directed the documentary SIMA WANTS TO TOUCH THE SKY, part of the PEOPLE OF HOPE documentary series. In 2007 she signed the documentary GENDER AND PEACE and directed her graduation film ZOHAR.

Tel Aviv University
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Festival contact
Yasmine Novak