Child Mother

Művész
Nov 9, 18:00
English Subtitles
Toldi
Nov 11, 16:15
English Subtitles & Hungarian Simultaneous Translation
International Panorama
Yael Kipper
2016
Israel
90min
Hebrew
Moroccan
Yemeni Arabic
Israeli Documentary Special Jury Award and Cinematography Award, Docaviv, 2016.

The elderly women who were married off as little girls recall their youth and discuss with their children their ensuing turbulent lives. Theirs are the memories of lost girlhood. When they were only five or six, ten, or twelve years old, their parents forcefully interrupted their childhood and handed them to much older men to be married. They recall the violence and fear they were subjected to, the pregnancies at the age of eleven or twelve, becoming mothers when they were still little girls themselves. It was an open secret but one they put aside forever, because revealing it might have torn their families apart, causing commotion and creating chaos. The memories of their tragic childhood never healed – they were simply suppressed for the sake of their children, their livelihoods, and their husbands. No more.

Producer: 
Yael Kipper
Ronen Zaretzky
Editor: 
Tor Ben Mayor
Camera: 
Ronen Zaretzky
Avigail Sperber
Sound: 
Aviv Aldema
Db Studios
Distribution info: 
JMT Films Michael Treves 9 Haavoda St. Tel-Aviv 6382110 ISRAEL Tel: +972-3-5254782 Michael@JMTFilms.com