The women's balcony

The women's balcony

Downloadable Video - 2016 | Hebrew
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An accident during a bar mitzvah celebration leads to a gendered rift in a devout Orthodox community in Jerusalem, in this rousing, good-hearted tale about women speaking truth to patriarchal power. When the women's balcony in an Orthodox synagogue collapses, leaving the rabbi's wife in a coma and the rabbi in shock, the congregation goes into crisis. Charismatic young Rabbi David appears to be a savior after the accident, but slowly starts pushing his fundamentalist ways and tries to take control. This severely tests the women's friendships and creates an almost Lysistrata-esque rift between the community's women and men.
Publisher: [United States] : Menemsha Films : Made available through hoopla, 2016
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 96 min.)) : sd., col

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