Women in Sink
WINTER FILM AWARDS 2016 NOMINEE - SOCIALLY RELEVANT FILM
NOMINEE - BEST STUDENT FILM
- 37 mins
Documentary Film Competition
Women in Sink tells the story of a little hair salon in the heart of the Christian Arab community in Haifa, where director Iris Zaki goes to work as a hair washer. 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.
After several years in the Israeli media industry, Iris moved to London in 2009 to study documentary filmmaking and made her award-winning debut film, My Kosher Shifts (2011) – about an ultra-orthodox Jewish hotel in London. In 2013 she commenced a practice-based PhD in documentary filmmaking, which explores her own innovative documentary filmmaking technique, focusing on closed-communities.