An Ordinary Life

Jerusalem Film Festival

Fadhumo and Helen are two refugees seeking sanctuary, one in Tel Aviv and one in Berlin, each coping with discrimination, otherness and a life away from home. The two close friends become social activists determined to assist women like themselves and to provide a better future for next generations. Efrat Shalom Danon and Gili Danon's documentary displays the contrasts between Israeli and German immigration policies, while shedding light on the two women's mutual fate: an unstable life controlled by government policy, always depending on human kindness, guided by the belief that despite everything, their dreams may still have a chance.

Producer: Osnat Trabelsi, Efrat Shalom Danon, Gili Danon

Co Producer: Sorin Manu


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Production Company: Trabelsi Productions
Duration: 55 min.
Date of Release: August 2019
Country of Production: Israel, Germany

Shooting Format: 4K
Language: Hebrew, English, German, Tigrinya
Subtitles: Hebrew, English

Festivals & Awards

  • Jerusalem Film Festival

  • SIFF - Switzerland International Film Festival

  • Brussels Jewish International Film Festival

  • International Changing Perspectives Film Festival - Turkey

  • International Migration Film Festival - Turkey

  • Jersey Shore Film Festival
    Best International Feature Documentary Award 2020

  • Fresco International Film Festival

  • SAGA Adelaide: Women's International Film Festival


Current Affairs, Human Interest / Social Issues, Personal Stories, Women Stories