A Ordinary Life

An Ordinary Life

Directed by : Gili Danon & Efrat Shalom Danon



Fadhumo and Helen are two refugees seeking sanctuary, one in Tel Aviv and one in Berlin, each coping with discrimination, otherness and a life away from home. The two close friends become social activists determined to assist women like themselves and to provide a better future for next generations. Efrat Shalom Danon and Gili Danon's documentary displays the contrasts between Israeli and German immigration policies, while shedding light on the two women's mutual fate: an unstable life controlled by government policy, always depending on human kindness, guided by the belief that despite everything, their dreams may still have a chance.

Directors :Gili Danon, Efrat Shalom Danon

Producers:Osnat Trabelsi, Efrat Shalom Danon, Gili Danon

Co-Producer:Sorin Manu

Festival Highlights

Director's Cut International Film Festival, Canada , 2021

Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, USA , 2021

Imagine This Women's International Film Festival, USA , 2021

Capital Filmmakers Festival Berlin, Germany , 2021

Seret Israeli Film Festival, Germany , 2021

Filmmor Women's FF on Wheels, Country Turkey , 2021

Encuentro Internacional de Cineastas, Mexico , 2021

Caribbean Sea International Film Festival, Venezuela , 2021

Stockholm City Film Festival, Sweden , 2020

Fresco International Film Festival, Armenia , 2020

SAGA Adelaide: Women's International Film Festival, Australia , 2020

Jersey Shore International Film Festival, USA , 2020

International Migration Film Festival - Gaziantep , Turkey , 2020

Changing Perspectives Film Festival, Turkey , 2020

Jerusalem International Film Festival, Israel , 2019