SHADYA


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Against a backdrop of clouds and sky, a girl holds out her fist in a karate stance, wearing a white martial arts uniform, with two men and a woman behind her, similarly attired and also striking the same pose.
Text reads: Seventeen-year-old Shadya Zoabi is a world champion in karate, but in her traditional Muslim village in northern Israel, succeeding on her own terms is no easy feat. 

SHADYA is the coming-of-age story of a young Israeli Arab woman struggling to balance her dreams with tradition and cultural expectations.

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