Niv Malihi - Agila Ba Schuna | Who's this lady?

"who's this lady?" - full interview

“Aguila in the Neighborhood” is a video series of 11 episodes engaged in a fascinating journey through Niv Malihi’s childhood neighborhood. But in contrast to Malihi’s daily life as a child, in the neighborhood, this time Malihi has returned to the neighborhood as an eccentric, psychotic woman, always in high gear, in a kind of unexplained existential trance, being hosted by elderly women all born in Yemen, who all immigrated to the same neighborhood project near Kfar Sava. The segments are filmed mostly in kitchens, backyards, living rooms, and the neighborhood daycare and community center, whether simply in a Yemenite dance which always ends with Aguila in a kind of trance, with drumming on the darbouka. Yemenite cuisine and recipes and the music of Yemenite songs are a central component of the series, as a kind of desire to document them before impending death. For the Full English text CLICK HERE.

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