Israeli film in Arabic takes world prize at Sundance
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Israeli film in Arabic takes world prize at Sundance

(JTA) — The Arabic-language Israeli film “Sand Storm” won the top prize for a foreign film at the Sundance Film Festival.

The film took the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize on Saturday night. Written and directed by a Jewish-Israeli, Elite Zexer, “Sand Storm” was making its debut at the annual festival in Utah.

In the drama, a Bedouin woman must welcome her husband’s second wife and deal with her modern daughter.

“Weiner,” a film about the mayoral campaign of Anthony Weiner, the disgraced New York Jewish congressman, and the landscape of today’s politics, won the the U.S. Documentary Grand Jury Prize.