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Israeli Films

Divorce Denied

Dir.: David Ofek, Mia Webb
| 60 minutes

No Jewish divorce is complete without the man literally giving the woman her freedom back. Divorce Denied follows several ‘chained’ women together with Batya Kahana Dror, a religious lawyer, who embarks on a struggle against the rabbinical courts. 

I Was Not Born a Mistake

Dir.: Racheli Rusinek, Eyal Ben-Moshe
| 52 minutes

By the time he turned 35, Yaakov Smith was an ultra-orthodox married man with six children and a pillar in his community. Five years later, he left his family, his community, and Israel. It took him 20 years to return only this time as an observant woman.

Kingdoms

Dir.: Uri Rosenwaks
| 70 minutes

Kingdoms presents an intimate look at the Hassidic world. The third episode of this series, Her Suitable Helper, presents the daily lives of the male and female members of Israel’s Hassidic community. 

Nevsu, Season 2 episode 1

Dir.: Yossi Vassa, Shai Ben Atar, Liat Shavit
| 27 minutes

Gili Challchao, a publicist of an Ethiopian origin is married to Tamar, an artist of an Ashkenazi origin. In the new season, again, Gili and Tamar will try to prove that they are a normal couple despite prejudice, and as usual, every encounter between their families becomes a funny scene of conflict.

Rehavia - The Story of a Jerusalem Neighborhood

Dir.: Eli Abir, Aliza Eshed
| 60 minutes

An overview of Jerusalem’s storied Rehavia neighborhood, past and present. Rehavia’s residents count among the first settlement leaders, renowned public figures, academics. But with the founding generation now gone, the neighborhood has changed greatly since the 1980s.