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Week 23

For the first time, director Ohad Milstein points his camera at his own home. His partner Rahel, the daughter of a Swiss bishop, is pregnant with identical twins. In her 23rd week, she learns that one of the fetuses died in utero. Doctors say that in those rare cases when the other fetus doesn’t die right away, it is almost certain to be born with severe brain damage and other disabilities. They are therefore unanimous in their recommendation that the couple terminate the pregnancy.
This presents the couple with a critical dilemma. Should they really end the pregnancy by aborting the surviving fetus?
Clinging only to faith and her maternal instincts, Rachel confronts everyone around her over the right of her surviving fetus to live, regardless of how perfect or imperfe

Festivals and Awards:

DocAviv Festival, Isral, 2016;

Director: Ohad Milstein

Producer: Ohad Milstein

Production Company: Ohad Milstein

Cinematographer: Ohad Milstein

Editor: Ohad Milstein

Soundtrack Editor: Shahaf Wagshall

Original Soundtrack: Ishai Adar

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, yes docu

Script: Ohad Milstein

Distributor: Catherine LeClef

Subtitles: Hebrew, English

Film Name in Hebrew: שבוע 23

For the first time, director Ohad Milstein points his camera at his own home. His partner Rahel, the daughter of a Swiss bishop, is pregnant with identical twins. In her 23rd week, she learns that one of the fetuses died in utero. Doctors say that in those rare cases when the other fetus doesn’t die right away, it is almost certain to be born with severe brain damage and other disabilities. They are therefore unanimous in their recommendation that the couple terminate the pregnancy.
This presents the couple with a critical dilemma. Should they really end the pregnancy by aborting the surviving fetus?
Clinging only to faith and her maternal instincts, Rachel confronts everyone around her over the right of her surviving fetus to live, regardless of how perfect or imperfe

Festivals and Awards:

DocAviv Festival, Isral, 2016;

Director: Ohad Milstein

Producer: Ohad Milstein

Production Company: Ohad Milstein

Cinematographer: Ohad Milstein

Editor: Ohad Milstein

Soundtrack Editor: Shahaf Wagshall

Original Soundtrack: Ishai Adar

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, yes docu

Script: Ohad Milstein

Distributor: Catherine LeClef

Subtitles: Hebrew, English

Film Name in Hebrew: שבוע 23

Category: Family / Women

 

Tag Words: abortion brain injury pregnancy

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