"Anusim" - They are everywhere - Ultra-Orthodox Jews. They cannot be identified. Within them there is a struggle between the inner truth and the outside world. How did they become “Anusim”? Why are they and not others? The common line is a basic requirement in Orthodox society. You have to be ‘someone’ to take a step that takes you out of the line you were born into. Anusim are talented people, often with a rebellious personality. Years of research often make us indifferent to human encounters, not in this case.


In Secret

Israel 2020, 56 min, Mid-Length Documentary - New Release

Written & Directed by: Lina Chaplin
Produced by: Daniela Reiss Razon
Script: Lina Chaplin, Bracha Zisman Cohen
Editing: Bracha Zisman Cohen
Cinematography: Itzik Portal, Tulik Galon
Music: Didi Erez
Sound Design: Rotem Dror
Supported by: Kan - The Israeli Public Broadcasting, The Film & Media Collaborative, Gesher Multicultural Film Fund and AVI CHAI Foundation

Synopsis


"Anusim" - They are everywhere - Ultra-Orthodox Jews. They cannot be identified. Within them there is a struggle between the inner truth and the outside world. How did they become “Anusim”? Why are they and not others? The common line is a basic requirement in Orthodox society. You have to be ‘someone’ to take a step that takes you out of the line you were born into. Anusim are talented people, often with a rebellious personality. Years of research often make us indifferent to human encounters, not in this case.


Festivals

  • Haifa International Film Festival 2020

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Festivals

  • Haifa International Film Festival 2020