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The Women’s Balcony

Feature Narrative Narrative

Emil Ben-Shimon

Israel | 2016 | 96 mins


with English subtitles


When a women’s balcony collapses during a Bar Mitzvah, a close-knit Sephardic congregation in Jerusalem fractures along gender lines, when an Ashkenazified Sephardic rabbi tries to upend the traditional customs of the congregation. This is a popular crowd pleaser about women speaking truth to patriarchal power.

Director's Bio

Emil Ben-Shimon is a director and writer, known for The Women’s Balcony (2016), Mimon (2005) and Susey Pere (2016).

Screening Schedule

April 03rd
7:15 PM
CJH Auditorium