2019 Festival

Kosher Beach followed by How To Swim
Sunday, November 3rd, 2019 6:30pm

Kosher Beach
“The Kosher Beach” is a gated strip of sand along Tel Aviv’s seashore with dedicated days for Orthodox women and men to swim separately. The women flock to the beach as a safe haven from social and family pressures. They exercise in the waves, discuss their lives and share snacks the male lifeguards. When the rabbis close the beach to women, the female beach-goers face a dilemma: obey authority or continue their therapeutic beach days?

Director: Karin Kainer
Year: 2019
Country: Israel
Language: Hebrew with English Subtitles
Runtime: 65 minutes
Genre: Documentary

How to Swim
Extremely pregnant and in need of a mentor, a young Israeli woman tricks an older lady into hanging out with her for an afternoon. How else can a future mother get some honest advice? The pair embarks on a day-long adventure filled with humor and vulnerability.