The Unrecognized

Jerusalem Film Festival

When the Israeli government forms a plan to urbanize Bedouin villages in the Negev, the lives of 120,000 citizens are on the verge of radical change. Othman, a local young man, is appointed to convince the people of Bir Hadaj to embrace modernization. Soon, he realizes that the true potential for change lies with the village women. Together with his younger sister Aisha, advocating for literacy and integration, the two manage to spark a movement. While the men continue fighting with each other, and with the government, Othman and Aisha start shaping a positive alternative.

Director: Anna Oliker

Producer: Anna Oliker


Production Company: Bolt Productions
Duration: 48 min.
Date of Release: 07/2019
Country of Production: Israel

Shooting Format: 4K
Language: Hebrew, Arabic
Subtitles: English

Festivals & Awards

  • Jerusalem Film Festival
    Documentary Competition


Current Affairs, Family Story, Human Interest / Social Issues, Politics