Director: Rebecca Halfon
United States, 2018, 12 min
Cast:Laith Nakli, Adham Murched, Mirabella Raschke-Robinson, Bella Danieli, Bryan Fitzgerald, Nadia Affolter
Crew:Writer: Rebecca Halfon - Producers: Rebecca Halfon, Gabby Green - Director of Photography: Ramsey Fendall - Editor: Rebecca Halfon, Max Rothman - 1st Assistant Camera: Margaret Sclafani - 2nd Assistant Camera: Kristo Jorgenson - Key Gaffer: Hadrien Gass - 1st Assistant Director: Molly Gillis - Script Supervisor: Francesca De Fusco - Sound Recordist: Connor Donahue - Colorist: Na Thirakomen - Sound Mixer: Jose Diaz
’Bodega’ follows one night in Brooklyn from the dual perspectives of a Syrian deli owner and a high school girl with a fake ID. Both warm and real, this slice of life gives a comical and human face to Muslim immigrants that defies stereotype, while offering a rare honest portrayal of teen girls as empowered, funny, and flawed.