Women’s road cinema set in the Middle East, about how to shed the yoke of being watched, controlled or punished by gaze. A young Jewish woman, Zohara, leaves Jerusalem for Arab North Africa. She demonstrates her independence with her hairstyle, attire and sexual openness during the journey.
Nina Menkes is an avant-garde American filmmaker who graduated with a degree in film from the University of California w Los Angeles. She has lectured at University of Southern California, California Institute of the Arts, Tel Aviv University and the Film and Television Institute of India in Pune. Her oeuvre includes eight films that she wrote, directed, and produced and, for many years, her sister Tinka Menkes, was her leading actress, muse and closest associate. Menkes’s films have screened at festivals in Berlin, Sundance, Rotterdam, Locarno as well as the Whitney Museum of American Art and the New York Museum of Modern Art.
1983 Wielki smutek Zohary / The Great Sadness of Zohara (short)
1986 Magdalena Viraga
1991 Królowa diamentów / Queen of Diamonds
1996 Krwawe dziecię / The Bloody Child
2000 The Crazy Bloody Female Center
2005 Masakra / Massaker / Massacre (co-dir.)
2007 Miłość fantomowa / Phantom Love
2012 Rozpad / Hitparkut / Dissolution
2022 Brainwashed: seks, kamera, władza / Brainwashed: Sex-Camera-Power (doc.)