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Azoulaï-Hasfari, Hanna
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Hanna Azoulaï-Hasfari was born in Beersheva to Moroccan parents. She attended the Boyer High School, a Jerusalem boarding school, did her army service in the Army Theater Troupe, and studied at Tel Aviv University. She grew up to become a leading figure of Israeli stage and screen, both as an actress and as a screenwriter. In one of her earliest films, Nadia (1986), she played the title role, portraying an Israeli Arab teenager attending a primarily Jewish boarding school. 

Azoulaï-Hasfari collaborated with her husband, director Shmuel Hasfari, on the screenplay for the feature film Pra…

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Amy Kronish, “Azoulaï-Hasfari, Hanna”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 26 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_0002710>
First published online: 2010

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