Attending this event

Iris Zaki

Dr Iris Zaki is a Grierson award-winning documentary filmmaker and researcher, who uses quirky first-person narratives to depict closed communities. She recently completed her PhD at Royal Holloway, University of London, in which she explored her own innovative interviewing technique The Abandoned Camera. Her previous film, Women in Sink, screened at over 120 international festivals and universities and won 13 awards, including at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. It was also broadcast on TV and featured on The New York Times’ OpDocs. Currently, Iris teaches ethnographic and documentary filmmaking.

Films screening at this event


original title
Iris Zaki
Israel, UK
70 min

Wishing to learn more about her fellow Israelis who live in the settlement of Tekoa in the West Bank, self-confessed liberal Iris Zaki (Women in Sink) moves there from Tel Aviv for a month. She sets up shop in the local café and strikes up conversations with her new neighbours, respectfully confronting her worldview with theirs. Celebrating the beauty of the place and its people, Zaki’s brave (but also humorous) film explores one of the most divisive issues in Israel today.

Official Selection – London Film Festival