“In my films I try to present communities in a different, non-monolithic way, that will inspire new thinking on topics that we think we know well, and to bring a certain hope through the possibility of a change in thought and action.”
The films of director and filmmaker Iris Zaki all deal with exposing narratives, identities and how communities are represented. It is impossible to speak of a community as possessing a single voice; communities are made of many voices. Yet too often, communities are presented narrowly, through generalizations. Zaki does things differently. Her creations bridge cultures, struggles, and identities in distinct ways, and thus present deep, rich subcultures to both Israeli and global audiences.