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Israel/Palestine Film Series, Week 5
Start Date: 10/4/2017Start Time: 4:15 PM
End Date: 10/4/2017End Time: 6:15 PM
Event Description:
Join us for a film screening of Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem, our fifth selection in the Israel/Palestine Film Series for Fall 2017. 

"An Israeli woman seeking to finalize a divorce (gett) from her estranged husband finds herself effectively put on trial by her country’s religious marriage laws. In Israel, there is neither civil marriage nor civil divorce; only Orthodox rabbis can legalize a union or its dissolution, which is only possible with the husband’s full consent. Trapped in a loveless marriage, Viviane Amsalem has been applying for a divorce for three years but her religiously devout husband Elisha, continually refuses. His cold intransigence, Viviane’s determination to fight for her freedom, and the ambiguous role of the rabbinical judges shape a procedure where tragedy vies with absurdity and everything is brought out into the open for judgment.  

Winner of the Israeli Film Academy Ophir Award for Best Picture, Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem is an uncompromising, heart-rending portrait of a woman’s struggle to overcome an unmoving patriarchy and live a life of her own design."

Pizza and refreshments will be served.

Location Information:
*Swarthmore College - Lang Performing Arts Center
Room: Cinema
Contact Information:
Name: Eliana Yankelev
Phone: (610) 328-7674
Email: eyankel1@swarthmore.edu
Poster for Israel/Palestine Film Series
Event Sponsors
Peace and Conflict Studies, the Provost's Office, and the Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility
Open To
The Public

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