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Be Fruitful and Multiply

How does it feel to have been pregnant or nursing for 25 out of 26 years of your married life? This and other questions are posed for the first time in this film as they expose the consequences of the commandment “be fruitful and multiply” upon the Ultra-Orthodox Jewish woman. The man is commanded to procreate, but it is the woman who is the instrument for fulfilling this purpose. The film follows the stories of four Ultra-Orthodox women and the oppression in Ultra-Orthodox society which ignores their spirituality, emotional needs and inner world.

Festivals and Awards:

San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, USA, 2006; The Hamptons International Film Festival, USA, 2005; Israeli Film Festival in Los Angeles, USA, 2005; Lincoln Center New York, USA, 2006; Hamburg International Film Festival, Germany, 2006; Opening Film at the Manila Israeli Film Week, Philippines, 2007

Director: Shosh Shlam

Producer: Shosh Shlam, Mark Rozenbaum

Production Company: Transfax Productions

Cinematographer: Dani Barnea, Uri Ackerman

Editor: Tor Ben Mayor

Original Soundtrack: Shem Tov Levi

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, ITVS USA, the Second Authority for Television and Radio

Subtitles: Hebrew, English

Film Name in Hebrew: פרו ורבו

How does it feel to have been pregnant or nursing for 25 out of 26 years of your married life? This and other questions are posed for the first time in this film as they expose the consequences of the commandment “be fruitful and multiply” upon the Ultra-Orthodox Jewish woman. The man is commanded to procreate, but it is the woman who is the instrument for fulfilling this purpose. The film follows the stories of four Ultra-Orthodox women and the oppression in Ultra-Orthodox society which ignores their spirituality, emotional needs and inner world.

Festivals and Awards:

San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, USA, 2006; The Hamptons International Film Festival, USA, 2005; Israeli Film Festival in Los Angeles, USA, 2005; Lincoln Center New York, USA, 2006; Hamburg International Film Festival, Germany, 2006; Opening Film at the Manila Israeli Film Week, Philippines, 2007

Director: Shosh Shlam

Producer: Shosh Shlam, Mark Rozenbaum

Production Company: Transfax Productions

Cinematographer: Dani Barnea, Uri Ackerman

Editor: Tor Ben Mayor

Original Soundtrack: Shem Tov Levi

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, ITVS USA, the Second Authority for Television and Radio

Subtitles: Hebrew, English

Film Name in Hebrew: פרו ורבו

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