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Kosher beach

Israel 2019 | 90 min. / 52 min. | Hebrew | English Subtitles

Written and Directed by: Karin Kainer

Producers: Avishay Peretz, Levi Zini

Editor: Yael Leibovitz

Original Music: Erez Russo 

Soundtrack: Ophir Lokay Eliassaf

It's only a half hour drive from Bnei-Brak, a closed Orthodox city, to Tel Aviv's shore. But for the women going there it's light years away. "The Kosher Beach" is a gated and secluded 100 meter-long strip of beach with dedicated days for women and men to bath separately, only a wooden fence separates between the freedom of the gay beach and them. The "Brave Bunch", a secret female orthodox sisterhood, arrive to what is a source of quiet sanity for them and they consider it a safe haven away from social and family problems: their own private and free heaven. Here they can be themselves, take a deep ocean breath and open their hearts to the sea, until the day the Rabbi's try to close the beach. What will the girls do? Will they give in or fight?​​

Supported By: Channel 8, Israel , The New Fund for Cinema and TV

Festival Highlights

Göttingen International Ethnographic Film Festival , Germany , 2020

Dokfest Munich, Germany , 2020

Krakow International Film Festival, Poland , 2020

Ethnocineca‎ International Film Festival, Austria , 2020

Copenhagen Jewish Film Festival, Denmark , 2020

Santa Barbara International Film Festival, USA , 2020

Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema, USA , 2019

DOC NYC, USA , International Premiere , 2019

Boston Jewish Film Festival, USA , 2019

DocAviv International Film Festival, Israel , Israeli Competition , 2019

Distributer: Hedva Goldschmidt - Go2Films