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Purity

Purity tells the story of a subtle female rebellion within the religious world, expressed through the personal viewpoint of the director Anat Zuria and three of her friends. Their openness to the camera breaks a profound taboo of silence rooted in two thousand-year-old laws and contemporary social pressures and provides a rare and special look into the world of Jewish religious married life and sexuality while illuminting a hidden path of struggle for religious women in the framework of strict, patriarchal religious law.

Festivals and Awards:

Jerusalem IFF 2002 - Jewish Experience Award; IDFA 2002; Women's Film in Milano 2002; FIPA France 2003 - Best Documentary; Yamagata - Special Award and Audience Award; One World Prague, 2003 - Best Director Award; DocFest Munich - Special Documentary Award; Montreal, 2003; Monte-Carlo 2003; MEDIAWAVE – Budapest ,2003; The Forum – Feinberg 2003; PSBT Gender and Sexuality IFF India ,2007

Director: Anat Zuria

Producer: Amit Breuer

Production Company: Amythos Films

Cinematographer: Nili Azlan, Nurith Aviv, Shiri Bar-On

Editor: Era Lapid

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, NOGA Communications - Channel 8, Israel 10, MEDEA Programme

Musicians: Jonathan Bar Giora

Subtitles: English, Hebrew

Film Name in Hebrew: טהורה

Purity tells the story of a subtle female rebellion within the religious world, expressed through the personal viewpoint of the director Anat Zuria and three of her friends. Their openness to the camera breaks a profound taboo of silence rooted in two thousand-year-old laws and contemporary social pressures and provides a rare and special look into the world of Jewish religious married life and sexuality while illuminting a hidden path of struggle for religious women in the framework of strict, patriarchal religious law.

Festivals and Awards:

Jerusalem IFF 2002 - Jewish Experience Award; IDFA 2002; Women's Film in Milano 2002; FIPA France 2003 - Best Documentary; Yamagata - Special Award and Audience Award; One World Prague, 2003 - Best Director Award; DocFest Munich - Special Documentary Award; Montreal, 2003; Monte-Carlo 2003; MEDIAWAVE – Budapest ,2003; The Forum – Feinberg 2003; PSBT Gender and Sexuality IFF India ,2007

 

Director: Anat Zuria

Producer: Amit Breuer

Production Company: Amythos Films

Cinematographer: Nili Azlan, Nurith Aviv, Shiri Bar-On

Editor: Era Lapid

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, NOGA Communications - Channel 8, Israel 10, MEDEA Programme

Musicians: Jonathan Bar Giora

Subtitles: English, Hebrew

Film Name in Hebrew: טהורה

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