PORTRAIT

PORTRAIT

Director: Yael Kipper & Ronen Zaretzky (”Super Women”,”Child Mother”, ”These Woods”) / Israel 2021

Category: Human Rights, Society, Women’s Rights, Middle East

Script: Yael Kipper, Ronen Zaretzky, Kifaya Ayati
Production: Turtles Films: Yael Kipper & Ronen Zaretzky, produced for KAN 11 – Israeli Public Broadcast Corporation.

Supported by: The New Fund for Cinema and Television (NFCT) and The Yehoshua Rabinovich Foundation for the Arts, Israel
Language: Hebrew, Arabic, Amharic.

Subtitles: English
Length: 82 minutes

”Portrait” tells in a poignant and moving way the stories of women from all parts of Israeli society who were murdered by their partners.   

As time draws closer towards the jail release of her violent husband, Kifaya Ayati, a resident of Acre, who has been brutally attacked several times, is looking for a way to survive. She paints women who have been harmed and murdered by their spouses and meets their sisters, mothers and daughters. Every meeting becomes a portrait of a murdered woman and an indictment against the Israeli society, police and courts.

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Festivals & Awards:

Haifa Film Festival 2021: Israeli documentary competition:

The Best Israeli Documentary Award was awarded to ‘Portrait”:

Jury’s justification: 
“The film tells in a poignant and moving way the stories of women from all parts of Israeli society who were murdered by their partners. The film also documents in real time the women that may be the next victims, women who are subjected to violence on a daily basis. The film’s hero, connects those women through portraits. Together they look at the camera and demand their right to live free of threats and fear.”

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