In true international fashion, Ireland’s Marcie Films has signed on to support Mexican director Trisha Ziff’s upcoming documentary centering on the unusual friendship between two Israeli trans women: Talleen Abu Hanna (Miss Trans Israel 2016) and Israela Stephanie Lev.
Ziff’s new documentary, “Israela & Talleen,” features the unexpected friendship of two trans women from disparate backgrounds and ages. Israela Stephanie Lev is a 55-year old Israeli activist in the Tel Aviv LGBT community while Talleen Abu Hanna, 22, is Miss Trans Israel 2016, and a celebrity from Nazareth. Their support for each other transcends the decades-old political divide between Israelis and Arabs, and presents a portrait of a modern-day Israel that defies stereotypes.
Filming will begin this December in Israel. Marcie Films’ Alan Maher will co-direct and co-produce.