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CALIFORNIA PREMIERE AT THE
SAN FRANCISCO JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL

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Directed by Yael Katzir
Produced by Dan Katzir, Yael Katzir & Ravit Markus
Color. Video. 60 minutes
English & Hebrew with English subtitles

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“Contains passages that convey with nerve-wracking immediacy the level of passion and intimidation that Orthodox Jews of the Holy City can muster... profoundly unsettling.” - Michael Fox/ Jewish News Weekly of Northern CA

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This powerful film documents the courageous struggle of the famed “Women of the wall” movement. This group has spearheaded the battle for female equality in the religious world. Their main focus has been on the Wailing Wall - the holiest site for Jews where orthodox, conservative and reform women are not allowed to gather and pray. For the past decade they have challenged the government of Israel and the entire Jewish world by raising a lot of media attention both through colorful protests and by their unstoppable legal battle – which has ended several times at the Israeli Supreme Court which made some very controversial rulings.

The story of the Women of the Wall is a test case for the deprived status of women in Israeli public life. The film is an outcry protesting religious coercion and the violent silencing of women. It's a film that raises many questions about the battle of the sexes within the religious Jewish world.

This important film includes interviews with some of the most influential women Rabbis in the US: Laura Geller, Lisa Edwards, Sharon Brous, Lynn Brody, Naomi Levy and Denise Eger; as well as with Rabbi David Hartman of the famous Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem.

 

PRESS

 

PARTIAL LIST OF SHOWINGS

  • San Francisco Jewish Film Festival July-August 2008
  • Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills October 26 2008
  • St. Louis Hillel at Washington University October 27, 2008
  • Austin Jewish Film Festival January 25 2009
  • San Diego Jewish Film Festival February 15 2009
  • Spertus College Chicago May 31st 2009
  • Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival May 2009
  • Kerala International Documentary and Short Film Festival INDIA June 2009
  • Cinema Paradiso Fort Lauderdale Florida July 2009
  • Athens Jewish Film Festival July 22, 2009
  • St. Louis Jewish Film Festival June 18, 2009
  • Workmen’s Circle Los Angeles May 7, 2009
  • Kansas City Jewish Film Festival April 2, 2009
  • Yale University Hillel Connecticut April 13, 2009
  • Tampa Hillel Florida April 13, 2009
  • Tampa Bay Jewish Film Festival March 15, 2009
  • Jacob Burns Film Center New York March 2009
  • Dayton Jewish Film Festival Ohio April 26, 2009
  • University of Connecticut Hillel February 11, 2009
  • American University Hillel Washington DC March 17, 2009
  • Sarasota Film Society at the Lakewood Ranch Cinemas Florida January 2009
  • UCLA Hillel January 26, 2009
  • University of Iowa Hillel February 3, 2009

 

 
 

 


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