TUESDAY, AUGUST 18, 6:00 PM (streaming for xx WEEKS, until 6:00 PM, DATE)
ZOOM Conversation – Thursday, September 3, 4:00 – 4:45 P.M. (Unchained – Israeli TV Series)
Drama Series (12 episodes) Directed by Joseph Madmony, Tamar Kay, David Ofek. In Hebrew with English subtitles.
12 Nominations at the Israeli Academy Awards, including: Best Drama Series, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress.
A devout Rabbi-detective, whose job is to free the women whose husbands deny them a divorce and a new life (Hebrew: Agunot – chained women), finds that in his own home lurks a secret that threatens his world and marriage. Unchained, the story of Yossef Mourad and his wife Hannah, takes the viewer into the closed-off ultra-orthodox Haredi world, and touches on the most painful place where Jewish-law clashes with modern life – the status of women in society. It also brings to life the tensions between Ashkenazi and Sephardi Haredim and the interaction of Israel’s religious and secular society. Warning: this series’ great acting and suspenseful plot can lead to binge watching.