Women in Sink film still, courtesy of Social Impact Media Awards

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Social Good Salon

Sunday, May 21, 2:00 p.m.

About the Program

Join us for the Skirball’s first Social Good Salon. At this gathering, people of all backgrounds and ages learn about current events and socially relevant topics and then exchange ideas and opinions. At this salon, watch the Social Impact Media Award–winning documentary short Women in Sink (2015).

In the thirty-seven minute film, director Iris Zaki installs a camera over the sink in a hair salon owned by two Christian Arab women in Haifa, Israel. Zaki’s conversations with the clients—all while she shampoos their hair—paint a portrait of Arab and Jewish women and their views on politics, history, and love.

After the screening, participate in a small group discussion of the film’s themes facilitated by Mary Hendra, Program Director for Los Angeles and Organizational Innovation for Facing History and Ourselves.

Also enjoy complimentary coffee, tea, and cookies.

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About the Facilitator

As Program Director for Los Angeles and Organizational Innovation for Facing History and Ourselves, Mary Hendra leads workshops, seminars, and professional development in the greater Los Angeles area, works with individual teachers and faculty teams implementing Facing History in their classrooms, and is exploring and piloting new uses of digital tools and resources for education. The mission of Facing History and Ourselves is to engage students of diverse backgrounds in an examination of racism, prejudice, and antisemitism in order to promote the development of a more humane and informed citizenry. 

More to Explore

Watch the trailer for Women in Sink.