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documentary, 83 min - 2020

directed & edited by Eytan Ipeker


Every year since 2011, a unique beauty contest takes place in Haifa. The contestants are female survivors of the Holocaust. In the midst of this flashy spectacle sponsored by an Evangelical Christian organization, the personal traumas of the survivors remain as deep as ever. A documentary about how memory, politics and spectacle are interconnected.




  • Visions du Réel - Intl. Feature Film Competition  ( WORLD PREMIERE)

  • Sarajevo Film Festival - Documentary Competition

  • Odessa International Film Competition - European Documentary Competition

  • Rhode Island International Film Festival

  • Istanbul Film Festival - National Documentary Competition

  • Antalya Golden OrangeFilm Festival - National Documentary Competition

  • Human Rights Film Festival Lugano

  • Muestra de Cine de Lanzarote

  • Traces de Vies - Compétition 2021 / Regard Documentaire Hors Frontières

  • Documentarist

  • Istanbul Modern Cinema

  • Turkish National Critics Association - Best Feature Documentary Nominee

Best Turkish Films of 2020 - Yiğit Atılgan (Bantmag)

Best Turkish Films of 2020 - Burcu Aykar (Altyazı Film Magazine)

"The film accuses without a word, in a very efficient and intelligent way, the radical strangeness, not to say the sweet obscenity, of its subject."

Jacques Mandelbaum - Le Monde


Complex and nuanced.


Deliberately creates associations that make you shiver

Anne Küper -

Non-conclusive, humbly observational manner that never presumes to condemn the choices of its subjects.

Carmen Gray - Modern Times Review




Directed & Edited by Eytan Ipeker

Produced by Yoel Meranda (Kamara - Turkey), Carine Chichkowsky (Survivance - France), Eitan Mansuri and Jonathan Doweck (Spiro Films - Israel), Kristina Konrad (Welt Film - Germany)

Director of Photography: Itay Marom

Sound Design: Emmanuel Soland

Assistant Director: Elina Margolin

Producer’s Assistant: Amitai Pnini

Post-Production: ColorUp (Istanbul), Volte Film (Berlin)

Supported by CNC, Procirep-Angoa, Tënk & Mediapart (France), New Film Fund (Turkey)

Pitched at Sheffield Doc/Fest MeetMarket 2018, Istanbul Meetings on the Bridge Work-in-Progress 2019 (Color Up Award)

North American Distribution by Grasshopper Film

Worldwide Sales by Go2Films

Streamed at Mubi Turkey, tënk fr

2010 - present
2010 - present
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