Israel 2018, 52 min, Hebrew, Hebrew & English subtitles
Rachel, a graduate of Beit Ya’akov, entered an ‘arranged’ marriage, wishing only to be ‘a kosher woman doing the will of her husband’. Finding herself in a marriage that did not succeed, she divorced, after which she asked permission to remove her wig– an unusual move in ultra-Orthodox society. The opposition of her parents, Halakha, and society left her feeling conflicted, and set her out on a personal and social quest: to understand the issues of coverage and disclosure, repressed femininity, beauty and modesty, marriage and divorce, marriage at a young age, extremely large families, livelihood or career.
Production & Cinematography: Avigail Sperber
Production Company: Pardes Production-avigail Sperber
Editing: Tali Hayat
Music: Ronit Rolland
Rachel Elitzur grew up in an ultra-Orthodox home and in the Beit Yaakov institutions,
Graduated from the Ma'aleh Film School in Jerusalem
And runs the ultra-Orthodox branch of Ma'aleh.
This is her first documentary about women in Haredi society
From a personal and family perspective.