At the age of 15, Meilech wrote a diary describing the abuse he suffered at the hands of a group of ultraorthodox pedophiles.

Years later, after abandoning his community, he opens his old diary in order to reconstruct his story.He meets with a group of non-actors, who themselves suffered abuse in ultraorthodox society, and together they go back to the scenes of his former life in order to restage the roles of both abuser and victim. Through an original narrative strategy, Conventional Sins touches on issues of pedophilia, victimhood and the redemptive potential of cinema.


Conventional Sins

Israel 2017, 70 min, Feature Documentary - New Release

Written & Directed by: Anat Yuta Zuria & Shira Clara Winther
Produced by: David Mandil - MoviePlus Productions
Photography: Dror Lebendiger
Supported by: Yes Docu, Rabinovich Film Fund Cinema Project, Israel Lottery Council for Culture & Arts
Language: Hebrew with English subtitles

DVD Release Date:01 March 2018

Synopsis


At the age of 15, Meilech wrote a diary describing the abuse he suffered at the hands of a group of ultraorthodox pedophiles.

Years later, after abandoning his community, he opens his old diary in order to reconstruct his story.He meets with a group of non-actors, who themselves suffered abuse in ultraorthodox society, and together they go back to the scenes of his former life in order to restage the roles of both abuser and victim. Through an original narrative strategy, Conventional Sins touches on issues of pedophilia, victimhood and the redemptive potential of cinema.


Awards

  • First Prize, Jerusalem Film Festival, 2017

Festivals

  • Jerusalem Film Festival, 2017

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Festivals

  • Jerusalem Film Festival, 2017

Awards

  • First Prize, Jerusalem Film Festival, 2017