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Orthodox Judaism and Film

For several years now, a growing interest in screen portrayals of Orthodox Judaism has been evident, in mainstream as well as independent films. Television series such as Shtisel and Unorthodox have found an enthusiastic international audience.

Alongside feature films and television shows about Orthodox Jewish life that offer secular viewers glimpses of the daily experiences of generally secluded communities, a spate of Orthodox film productions have begun developing in Israel – by women and for women.

This program will consider both sides of the phenomenon. With a screening of Entangled, we will watch a film by an Orthodox woman filmmaker. Then, in the subsequent conversation, the film critic Marlyn Vinig will shed insight on this Orthodox film production for a female audience.

Past event

Map with all buildings that belong to the Jewish Museum Berlin. The W. M. Blumenthal Academy is marked in green

Where

W. M. Blumenthal Academy,
Klaus Mangold Auditorium
Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin (Opposite the Museum)

In the second conversation, Yehonatan Indursky, the creator of the Israeli television show Shtisel, will talk about the public fascination with ultra-Orthodox lives, followed by a screening of two episodes of his latest show, Autonomies. The conversations will both be moderated by the Israeli producer Naomi Levari.

JFBB program

Further information on the program of the Jewish Film Festival Berlin | Brandenburg (12-22 Aug 2021) at
JFBB.info

Program

11 am – 1.30 pm

Screening of the film

Entangled

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2.30 – 3.30 pm

Conversation

Marlyn Vinig
film critic and expert in the Orthodox film industry in Israel

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5.30 – 7.00 pm

Conversation

Yehonatan Indursky
creator of Shtisel and Autonomies

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7.30 pm

Screening of the TV series

Autonomies (episodes 1 and 2)
followed by Q and A with Yehonatan Indursky
Moderator: Naomi Levari
producer, member of the JFBB program collective

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Movie poster for the film Entangled - a kind of underworld opens up in the canyon of houses of a skyline

Movie poster for Entangled by Dina Perlstein, director and producer.

The screenings will be shown with English subtitles.
The conversations will be held in English.

Joint event by the Jewish Film Festival Berlin and Brandenburg (JFBB) and Seret, the International Israeli Film Festival in cooperation with the Jewish Museum Berlin.

Program Seret

More information on the program of Seret – International Israeli Film Festival at
seret-international.org

Where, when, what?

  • When Sun, 22 Aug 2021, 11 am
  • Where W. M. Blumenthal Academy,
    Klaus Mangold Auditorium

    Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin
    (Opposite the Museum)

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  • Entry fee

    Free of charge
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  • LanguageThe films will be shown with English subtitles.
    The conversations will be held in English.

    Corona rules All guests to live events are required to follow the current hygiene regulations of the Jewish Museum Berlin.
    In addition, guests will be required to present a negative Corona test no older than 24 hours, or proof of full immunization.
    For the protection of both you and other guests, all participants are required to wear a mask covering both mouth and nose at any time when you are not in your assigned seats.

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