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Covered up

Rachel, a graduate of Beit Ya’akov, entered an ‘arranged’ marriage, wishing only to be ‘a kosher woman doing the will of her husband’. Finding herself in a marriage that did not succeed, she divorced, after which she asked permission to remove her wig– an unusual move in Ultra-Orthodox society. The opposition of her parents, Halakha, and society left her feeling conflicted, and set her out on a personal and social quest: to understand the issues of coverage and disclosure, repressed femininity, beauty and modesty, marriage and divorce, marriage at a young age, extremely large families, livelihood or career.

Festivals and Awards:

Docaviv, Tel-Aviv Israel, 2018

Director: Rachel Elitzur

Producer: Avigail Sperber

Production Company: Pardes Production-Avigail Sperber

Cinematographer: Avigail Sperber

Editor: Tali Hayat

Original Soundtrack: Ronit Rolland

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, Pais Culture and art council, yes Docu

Script: Rachel Elitzur

Subtitles: Hebrew, English

Film Name in Hebrew: מסכת פאה

Rachel, a graduate of Beit Ya’akov, entered an ‘arranged’ marriage, wishing only to be ‘a kosher woman doing the will of her husband’. Finding herself in a marriage that did not succeed, she divorced, after which she asked permission to remove her wig– an unusual move in Ultra-Orthodox society. The opposition of her parents, Halakha, and society left her feeling conflicted, and set her out on a personal and social quest: to understand the issues of coverage and disclosure, repressed femininity, beauty and modesty, marriage and divorce, marriage at a young age, extremely large families, livelihood or career.

Festivals and Awards:

Docaviv, Tel-Aviv Israel, 2018

 

Director: Rachel Elitzur

Producer: Avigail Sperber

Production Company: Pardes Production-Avigail Sperber

Cinematographer: Avigail Sperber

Editor: Tali Hayat

Original Soundtrack: Ronit Rolland

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, Pais Culture and art council, yes Docu

Script: Rachel Elitzur

Subtitles: Hebrew, English

Film Name in Hebrew: מסכת פאה

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