Covered Up

An inner look at the world of Jewish ultra orthodox women through hair

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Jewish Way of Life Documentary Religion

Rachel, an ultra-orthodox young woman, entered an 'arranged' marriage ready to be a "kosher" woman doing the will of her husband. After her marriage fails and she gets divorced, she asks permission to remove her wig – an unusual move in the ultra-Orthodox society. Facing the opposition from her parents and society, she starts to question the religion’s attitude to woman and her own body and mind.

A film by Rachel Elitzur

Rachel grew up in an ultra orthodox house and is a graduate of Ma'ale film school in Jerusalem.
Today she manages the ultra orthodox Jewish film studies in Ma'ale film school and has completed her fiction film The Youngest (Mejinke). 

Director: Rachel Elitzur

Production: Avigail Sperber

Cinematography: Avigail Sperber

Editing: Tali Hayat

Original Score: Ronit Rolland

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