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The women's balcony.

Alush, Avraham Aviv. (Added Author). Asulin, Yafit. (Added Author). Banai, Orna. (Added Author). Cohen, Itzik, 1968- (Added Author). Elimelech, Sharon. (Added Author). Hagoel, Evelin, 1961- (Added Author). Directed by Emil Ben-Shimon. (Cast).

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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 96 min.)) : sound, color
  • Publisher: [United States] : Menemsha Films : 2016.

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Restrictions on Access Note: Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Directed by Emil Ben-Shimon.
Participant or Performer Note: Avraham Aviv Alush, Yafit Asulin, Orna Banai, Itzik Cohen, Sharon Elimelech, Evelin Hagoel.
Summary, etc.: 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.
Target Audience Note: Not rated.
System Details Note: Mode of access: World Wide Web.

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