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The Therapy

Conversion Therapy is revealed from within for the first time. Lev, a 54 year-old divorced Orthodox Jew, attends conversion therapy hoping to be remarried to a woman. He attends one-on-one therapy sessions and group therapy, believing his unwanted same-sex attractions will disappear.
At the same time, Ben, a 23-year-old social work student, seven years into conversion therapy, starts having doubts. In the Jewish Orthodox world, where he grew up, he was taught homosexuality is a fault that one can “cure”. But when he went to university he was surprised to discover conversion therapy is considered harmful and dangerous. Ben sets out on a quest to discover the truth about conversion therapy, and learns that the way out is harder than he thought.

Festivals and Awards:

Docaviv Festival - Israeli Competition, Tel-Aviv Israel, 2021

Director: Zvi Landsman

Producer: Ori Szternfeld, Zvi Landsman

Production Company: Tree House Productions, Pedro Films

Cinematographer: Zvi Landsman

Editor: Shira Clara Winther

Soundtrack Editor: Nin Hazan

Original Soundtrack: Avi Belleli

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, KAN – Israeli Public Broadcast Corp, Gesher Multicultural Film Fund, AVI CHAI Foundation, The Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program

Subtitles: Hebrew, English

Film Name in Hebrew: הטיפול

Conversion Therapy is revealed from within for the first time. Lev, a 54 year-old divorced Orthodox Jew, attends conversion therapy hoping to be remarried to a woman. He attends one-on-one therapy sessions and group therapy, believing his unwanted same-sex attractions will disappear.
At the same time, Ben, a 23-year-old social work student, seven years into conversion therapy, starts having doubts. In the Jewish Orthodox world, where he grew up, he was taught homosexuality is a fault that one can “cure”. But when he went to university he was surprised to discover conversion therapy is considered harmful and dangerous. Ben sets out on a quest to discover the truth about conversion therapy, and learns that the way out is harder than he thought.

Festivals and Awards:

Docaviv Festival - Israeli Competition, Tel-Aviv Israel, 2021

 

Director: Zvi Landsman

Producer: Ori Szternfeld, Zvi Landsman

Production Company: Tree House Productions, Pedro Films

Cinematographer: Zvi Landsman

Editor: Shira Clara Winther

Soundtrack Editor: Nin Hazan

Original Soundtrack: Avi Belleli

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, KAN – Israeli Public Broadcast Corp, Gesher Multicultural Film Fund, AVI CHAI Foundation, The Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program

Subtitles: Hebrew, English

Film Name in Hebrew: הטיפול

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