President of the Jury Award


by Sabrine Khoury
Tel Aviv University, Israel


Hiba decides to divorce her newlywed husband Ahmed, which is also her cousin. This decision puts her through a struggle with the patriarchal community of the Muslim village in which she lives. She will have to face her family and especially her father, while choosing between her freedom and her dignity.

What will she choose?

Director's biography

Sabrine Khoury was born in Canada in 1990. Her parents moved back to her hometown Nazareth. At the age on 19 she moved to Israel to persue her film studies in Tel Aviv University.


Written and directed by Sabrine Khoury
Cinematography: Eilat Ben Eliyahu
Editing: Maya Klar
Music: Sesh-Besh


Original title:  Hiba
Running time: 15'
Film type: Fiction
Country: Israel
Completion date: 2013