Director: Shira Gabay
Israel | 17 min
Hebrew w/ English subtitles
Esther’s father was a gravedigger who in his last will and testament left only one significant request: that one of his sons continue with his profession. None of his sons have the slightest interest in doing so. Esther is the only daughter in this traditional ‘Sephardic’ North African home, and embarks upon a struggle to carry on her father’s legacy of humility and kindness over the objections of her family and community.
A feminist film with a sprinkling of graveyard humor.
Screens with A Mirror for the Sun
The Film Salon @ JCC of Jersey Shore
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Shira Gabay lost her father to cancer when she was six and was raised by her mother. After graduating high school Shira did one year’s national service at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum, then worked as a social and cultural coordinator for the high school where she had studied. Shira completed four years’ full time study at the Maaleh Film School in December 2015.