"Shadya" - Between Tradition and Dreams


"Shadya" tells the story of Shadya Zoabi, karate world champion at 17, a feminist in a male-dominated culture and a Muslim Arab living in Israel. SHADYA tells her story over the course of two years, as she journeys from teenage girl to woman, from daughter to wife and from one family to another.  

"Shadya" has been endorsed by the PBS network for their educational women’s empowerment series, as a look into Muslim feminism.