Six women speak of their hopes and dreams as socialists, Zionists, and feminists arriving in Palestine in the 1920s, and talk of their lives sixty years later. ANOU BANOU is intercut with archival music and footage of these plough women and their remarkable past. An excellent, inspiring historical document about a place and time when real social change seemed possible. 1983 Berlin Film Festival; First Prize,1983 Mannheim Film Festival.
Edna Politi, a Lebanese Jew, moved to Israel in 1967. There she studied Art and Islam, worked in film, and developed an interested in the Eastern European Jewish pioneers who forged a new society in their ancient homeland. She later studied film in Germany and is now residing in France.