Muses | Amal Murkus

Orit Fouks Rotem

The film presents the one-time character and complexity of the work of Palestinian singer and artist Amal Murkus, who lives in the Galilee village of Kfar Yassif.

Amal Murkus is a Palestinian singer, actress and TV presenter who lives in the Galilee village of Kfar Yassif. The film paints a portrait of Amal as a dream girl and a warrior woman. As a successful and popular artist who performs on important stages in the world, while a large part of the Israeli public is unaware of her existence. Despite the complexity of creating as a Palestinian in Israel, she chose to stay in the village of her childhood and create in Israel in her own language and in collaboration with her son Firas and her daughter Yara.


Muses is a series of documentary films about six different artists, all available online here.

Directors: Orit Fouks Rotem

Script: Orit Fouks Rotem

Research: Donna Hawa and Tamara Halawani

Producers: Baher Agbariya and Laura Samara

Production company: Majdal Films

Editing: Ori Derdikman and Shira Clara Winther

Filming: D.O.P. - Omar Jabareen, Itay Marom, May Abadi Grebler

Actors : Amal Murkus

Soundtrack: Shahaf Wagshal

Music : Amal Murkus

30 minutes | Israel | 2022 | Arabic, Hebrew

Produced by
  • Kan – Israeli Public Broadcasting Corp