17-year-old Or is trying to get her mother, who works as a prostitute, off the streets. Or does everything she can to avoid her mother’s fate, which film-maker and political activist Keren Yedaya describes as “the worst form of slavery.” “Today’s cinema is far too strongly influenced by video clips and advertising. I wanted to return to the origins of cinema,” states Yedaya, who won the “Golden Camera” at Cannes for the best debut film.
In 2004 KEREN YEDAYA (*1972) won the Camera D’Or for best debut film for Or (My Treasure) in Cannes. Her work is characterized by her political and feminist activism.