Firefly Pictures

Home Fronts 1 [CH4]

The BBC commissioned a series of short films about Israeli society in 2007 and this film was one of two made for them.

The film is about a young Russian woman who immigrates to Israel by herself, in search of her roots and heritage. She undergoes a process of “giyur” in order to become legally Jewish and eventually get married and raise a family. At the same time, she ironically finds herself a job as a security guard outside a hotel. With a gun to her waist, her job is to insure no suicide bomber infiltrates the hotel. Could her life turn more upside down?

The film was done with Native Voice Films, a production company established in London in 1998, with a diverse slate of films from Africa, the Middle East and Latin America.