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Ireland Film Company Co-Producing Mexican Israeli Transgender Documentary

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.

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