(b. 1980, Netanya, Israel) studied film direction at Tel Aviv University’s Department of Film and Television. Her short feature Take Note (2008) won Best Fiction Film at the International Student Film Festival in Tel Aviv, and her 12-minuteTasnim (2012), whose heroine is the ten-year-old Bedouin girl of the film’s title, was screened and acclaimed at various festivals (Clermont-Ferrand, Oberhausen, Palm Springs, São Paulo, Athens). She also shot the short documentary Fire Department (2010), detailing the daily routine of a fire station in a Jewish Orthodox part of the Tel Aviv agglomeration. She spent four years doing background research before completing her feature film debut, which won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance in 2016.