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The Dreamers


General Information

Israel, 2011 | Documentary, 58 min. | Digital Beta
Director: Efrat Shalom Danon
Producers: Yifat Prestelnik

An exelent documentary offering hope and despair  (Haaretz)

 

A delicate and poetic film offering a rare documentary glimpse into the complex world of female orthodox filmmakers  (Maariv)


A beautiful, poetic cinematic portrait...This film is artistic, clever, touching and thought-provoking about the power of art and the power of dreams (Walla)

 

Ruchama and Tikva, two orthodox women, embark on a journey to fulfill their dream of making movies. But living in a closed religious society, they must struggle to find balance between their profound commitment to the community and loyalty to their individual creativity.
 
A compelling story of a teacher and a wig-maker struggling to find freedom in their art.  How will they make thier voices heard within a strict world of limitations and prohibitions?

 

Article by Debra Kamin in the New York Times (2012)

Article by Renee Ghert-Zand in The Jewish Daily Forward (2011)

 

Awards & Festivals

Awards:

Winner of best Documentary at the Rehovot International Women's Film Festival 2011

(click to read Jury remarks)

 

Festivals:

Syracuse International Film Festival, USA 2012

Zagreb Israeli Film Festival 2012

 Boston Jewish Film Festival, USA 2012

Toronto Jewish Film Festival, Canada 2012

FilmIsreel Festival, The Netherlands 2012

Copenhagen Jewish Film Festival, Denmark 2012

Budapest Israeli Documentary Film Festival, Hungary 2012

Fipa Biarritz International Film Festival, 2012

UK Jewsih Film Festival- Limmud 2011

International Women's Film Festival, Israel 2011

Religion Today International Film Festival, Italy 2011

Docaviv Galil 2011

International Exile Film Festival, Sweden 2011

Official Selection Docaviv International Film Festival 2011

 

Credits

Directors: Efrat Shalom Danon
Producer: Yifat Prestelnik
Cinematographer: Avigail Sperber
Editor: Gili A. Danon
Sound designer: Shmulik Noifeld 

Original Language: Hebrew
Subtitles: English    

 

 

Quotes

"Efrat Shalom Danon has created an exelent documentary offering hope and despair" Haaretz

 

"A delicate and poetic film offering a rare documentary glimpse into the complex world of female orthodox filmmakers." Maariv

 

"Documentary Filmmaking at its best" Galatz

 

"a beautiful, poetic cinematic portrait...This film is artistic, clever, touching and thought-provoking about the power of art and the power of dreams" Walla!

 

"A moving and thought provoking film. Ruhama and Tikva remain with the viewers after the screen goes silent. Esthetic, informative and touching" BeSheva

 

"The film presents the fascinating story of the first steps of the film industry among the women in the ultra orthodox sector" Makor Rishon

 

 "The idea of orthodox women filmmakers may sound like an oxymoron, but they do exist. Director Efrat Shalom Danon shines a surprising spotlight on this phenomenon in her meticulous directorial debut." HaBama

 

"Their search for artistic expression that will not conflict with the strict practices of their community, their courage and resilience make this film an inspiring adventure" documentary.org

 

"This film can open our eyes to the world of ultra-orthodox women and how they are coping with their lives in a closed and patriarchal society" Amy Kronish

 

 

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Educational - $299.00
K-12 - $105.00
Home DVD - $39.00

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