Anna and the Egyptian doctor

 Docu-drama with animation

 The film’s story:

The extraordinary story of Dr. Mohamed Helmy, an Egyptian doctor, who, posing as a Nazi supporter, rescued a Jewish girl disguised as a Muslim in Nazi Berlin. He is the first and only Arab to be recognized as Righteous Among the Nations, but his family refused to accept the award due to political reasons and fear. Helmy’s nephew, Dr. Kotby is the first Arab to talk about the holocaust in a film.

The film grapples with the risk a moral person takes when he chooses to follow his conscience within the historical context of the Holocaust. At the same time, the film highlights the risk that Nasser, the Egyptian, is taking today by going against the general consensus in Egypt and accepting an honorary title from the State of Israel. Anna and the Egyptian Doctor presents a story that transcends the boundaries of time, religion, and politics

The film is supported by:

and :

The Film & Media Collaborative Gesher Multicultural Film Fund | AVI CHAI | Maimonides Fund,

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Why is this film important?

The story of Muhamad Helmy and Anna shows how the human heart can bridge religions, cultures, and nationalities….

We want to spread this message of hope to the world.

Dr. Helmy’s story is a personal example for everyone who encounters injustice. It encourages us to show compassion and be accountable for our surroundings.

The film is even more relevant given the complex political and social realities of  Israel as well as Europe today.

This is a rare opportunity to tell a story that transcends religion, politics, and prejudice, and emphasizes that, at the end of the day, we are all human.

How can you help the film?

We ask your support to

 make this documentary seen all over the world.

We need an 10,000 Euros for sending the film to distribution and to translate it to morre languages. 

We invite you to take part in the fascinating journey of telling Dr. Helmy’s story to the world.


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About the team:

Taliya Finkel (Director/Producer)

Finkel have been a documentary filmmaker for over 20 years. Her films have been broadcast on television, shown major film festivals, and won awards.

Finkel heard of Dr. Helmy for the very first time in 2014, and his story fascinated her. The Egyptian doctor risked his own life to shelter a 15-year-old Jewish girl during World War II in Berlin.

This is a story of a man true to his values, who dared to stand against the evil around him during humanity’s darkest hour of history.

 Many highly talented people are working on the film together with us:

Yaron Shin, a.k.a. “Jewboy”, is Israel’s premiere animator.

Rafi Toren is a musician who has produced various musical works, including film scoring, in both Israel and Europe. He is also a stage artist, lecturer, and teacher of music, as well as a conductor for choir groups.

Itzik Portal is a very talented, award-winning cameraman known for his fiction and documentary films. Google him!

Yaron  Livnay has been a film editor for 20 years.