Women in Sink: a film screening, 2016

Women in Sink tells the story of a little hair salon in the heart of the Christian Arab community in Haifa, where director Iris Zaki goes to work as a shampoo girl.

Placing her camera above the washing-basin, where the clients enjoy a head massage, Iris converses with Arab and Jewish women from different generations and backgrounds on varied topics; from politics and war to love. Through this unique interaction, the women’s stories portray life in Israel from a personal and often-unexpected point of view.

The director Iris Zaki gave an introduction to the film at this special screening. The event formed part of DKUK in Leeds, a temporary hair salon in which clients get their hair cut in front of art.

The event took place as part of About Time on Wednesday 21 January 2016 6.30pm – 7.30pm at DKUK, 30 Ground Floor, The Merrion Centre, Leeds