Documentary – Israel
Sunday, Nov. 19, 4:00 PM (plays with Freedom Runners) at the Roxy Theatre
Against all odds, Ruth Colian is running for public office in Parliament. She knows that she is fighting an uphill battle – but she also knows that Ultra-Orthodox Jewish women are a segment of Israeli society entirely unrepresented in the Knesset. She sets out to establish the first ever-political party for Haredi women that will run for elections in 2015. She is an unexpected and courageous character, who survived a traumatic childhood to go on to be a wife, a mother, and a fighter for the rights of women in a deeply patriarchal religious community.
Directed by Roni Aboulafia