Official Selection Haifa Int’l Film Festival
Four years ago, May Davidovich, a young woman born to devout Jewish parents in a small Israeli town, converted to Islam. She was 18. Now 22, May wants a family and children and is in search of a Muslim husband. Her challenge is to find someone who will accept her and her unusual family. May still lives with her devout Jewish mother and her father who believes all Muslims should be removed from the land. Adding to May’s complicated family life the difficulty of living in a community that largely disagrees with her choice of conversion to the point of threats against her, and it becomes clear that May is no ordinary woman.
“Mom, Dad, I’m Muslim” provides an extraordinary example of how people of different faiths — even under the same roof — can co-exist and respect each other’s beliefs, and that our differences don’t have to pull us apart; they can, in fact, bring us all closer together.
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.