Israel 2021, 60 min, Hebrew, Hebrew & English subtitles

A photo found by the filmmaker at her grandmother’s house after her death seemed strange. She has a pregnant belly. But she had told the story of adopting the director’s father because she was not able to conceive. Her old friends explained the kibbutz decided state-building efforts preclude giving birth, and she had an abortion that damaged her womb. This set the director’s curiosity about her biological grandmother. The adoption file told of Shoshana, 16, an Iraqi immigrant who got pregnant out of wedlock. Her sister revealed that the family abused her but she refused to give up the baby, who was eventually taken from her. Both suffered patriarchal oppression and remained silent. The grandmothers’ stories led the filmmaker to confront her parents about her own silence on sexual abuse in the family. For the sake of the three, she must break silence.

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Screening Schedule:
  • Mon 05.07 | 19:00 | Venue Cinematheque 3 | Filmmaker Present
  • Sat 10.07 | 16:45 | Venue Cinematheque 4 | Filmmaker Present | Q&A with the filmmaker after the screening, moderated by Ayelet Albenda
  • Sat 10.07 | 16:45 | Venue Cinematheque 4 | Filmmaker Present | Q&A with the filmmaker after the screening, moderated by Ayelet Albenda
  • Watch online | The film will be available From July 1st until July 20th

Shir Newman, 30, director and photographer, graduated from Kibbutzim College in cinema. She is a founding member of “Bush” collective for queer-feminist art and works as a coordinator for community arts programs and gallery director.

Production: Dana Shalev / Uzi Karin
Head of documantary: Tzipi Baider
Post Production Supervisor: Nofar Vaknin
Production Company: Kastina Communication
Editing: Sharon Yaish
Cinematography: May Abadi-Grebler
Sound Design: Yossi Appelbaum
Music: Arnon Naor (Sun Tailor)

Supporters & Broadcasters: Yes Docu, The New Fund for Cinema and TV

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