Official Selection Haifa Int’l Film Festival
Six year old Krisel is a blind girl of Philippine origin, born in Israel. Together with her adopting mother, Janette, a foreign Philippine worker, they try to bridge the gaps of language and mentality amid the harsh reality of their lives, in a country that one of them regards as her homeland and the other feels like a stranger in. Krisel doesn’t want to go to the Philippines; Operating on one of Krisel’s eyes will improve their chances of remaining in Israel. This is a film about mother and adopted daughter and the fate that binds them to each other.
Anat Tel Mendelovich
Anat Tel Mendelovich holds an MFA from the Film and Television Department of Tel Aviv University. She worked as a producer on Israeli Channel 8 and as script manager/assistant director in several productions. Her documentary debut I’m not Filipina was broadcast on Yes and on Channel 2, screened at festivals around the world and received several awards.