Thursday, December 31, 2009

Ibtisam Mara'ana

Lady Kul El Arab (2008) by Ibtisam Mara'ana seems like a conventional beauty pageant doc, until the protagonist (a Druze girl who takes the stage name "Angelina") decides to leave the confines of the "Lady of the Arabs" contest to try for the more prestigious Miss Israel. The film follows the fraught complications of family, tradition, and ambition.
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