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"... an absorbing documentary ... Shadya captures just how difficult it can be to challenge tradition, to resist being subservient when everyone tells you that is just what you should be."
— New Jersey Jewish Standard
- Best Documentary, Buster Copenhagen International Film Festival for Children and Youth
- Golden Movie Squad, International Documentary Festival, Amsterdam
by Roy Westler, Danny Hakim, and Udi Kalinsky
Shadya Zoabi, a charismatic 17-year-old karate world champion, strives to succeed on her own terms within her traditional Muslim village in northern Israel. Despite her father's support, she faces the challenge of balancing her dreams with her religious commitments and others’ expectations. Shadya takes an intimate look at the evolution of a young Israeli Arab woman with feminist ideas in a male-dominated culture.
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