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27TH TORONTO JEWISH FILM FESTIVALFESTIVAL MAY 2-12, 2019

Measures of Merit

Documentary

Screening Information

Canadian Premiere
May 8 - 1:00PM
Innis Town Hall
May 10 - 3:00PM
Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk 6

Film Details

Country Israel
Year 2016
Running Time 50 MIN
Language Hebrew
Subtitles English
Director Roni Aboulafia
Themes Activism,
Israel,
Religious Issues,
Women - Front and Center
Rating PG

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Description

Haredi women are the only segment of Israeli society not represented in Parliament. Ruth Collan, an ultra-orthodox women’s rights activist, hopes to change that. Her battle is an uphill one and her campaign is met with hostility not just from Haredi men whose authority she challenges, but from other Haredi women who don’t want the status quo disturbed. Ruth is an unlikely trailblazer, a woman who stays true to her religious values but who is willing to fight for what she believes in, even if the stakes are high.

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