Bukra fil Mishmish

  • Documentary

  • Country of production: Israel, France

  • Year of production: 2019

  • Length: 73 minutes

  • Language: French, Hebrew, English 

Director: Tal Michael 

Producer: Hillel Rosman, Serge Lalou, Yael Abecassis

Writers: Tal Michael, Avi Cohen

Cinematographer: Phillipe Bellaiche     

Editor: Gabi Shihor

Participants: Marcelle Frenkel, Jane Frenkel, Didier Frenkel, Daniel Frenkel


Shortly after the death of his unique uncles, Didier Frenkel finds a treasure: an animated archive from Egypt starring Mish-Mish Effendi, the Arabic equivalent of Mickey Mouse. His uncles have kept this chapter in their lives under cover.
Didier begins restoring the films in a lab in Paris and unveils the story of the pioneers of Arab animation. This is the moment when Didier’s mother strongly opposes the project.