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Yamna is an 82-year-old miracle-worker and righteous woman from Sderot. The film depicts her unique character and rituals, her eastern culture and her effort to bequeath her mystical power to the next generation
Yamna’s story is told through the people who come to her for help as we are offered a glimpse into some of her secrets. Yehudit, 40, whose biological clock is running out, hopes that Yamna can help her become pregnant after conventional fertilization treatments have failed. Dudu, Yamna’s grandson, asks her for help with finding success in the music industry. Yamna’s daughter, Shula, has the technical know-how of her mother but is still searching for the special spark she needs to honor her birthright and become a righteous woman.

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Screening Schedule:
  • Tue 06.07 | 19:15 | Cinematheque 3 | Filmmaker Present
  • Fri 09.07 | 12:15 | Cinematheque 4 | Filmmaker Present | Q&A with filmmaker Ilanit Swissa moderated by Dr. Merav Alush Levron
  • Watch online | The film will be available From July 1st until July 31st

Theater director and playwright. Film director and screenwriter. Creates festivals, events, plays and movies. BA directing and writing from the Tel Aviv University. MA studies in Sapir College. Production studies at Bar Ilan University. Lives in the Kfar Aza.

Production Company: Ilanit Swissa productions
Script: Ilanut Swissa
Editing: Kobi Plomnik
Cinematography: Shafir Sharusi
Sound Design: Rotem Dror
Music: Shushan


Supporters & Broadcasters: The New Fund for Cinema and TV, HOT8