Karin Kainer | Israel 2019 | 62 Min. | OmeU
In Tel Aviv several religious women are visiting a strict conservative beach area that is abiding the orthodox rules. Although the dialogues and pictures sometimes appear to be comical, there is a severe momentum to it. Kosher Beach invites us to reflect on and explore the inferior role of women within a patriarchic and religious community.
At the kosher beach these women find a welcome change from the suburban town Bnei Brak where their lives are limited to the hieratic guidelines set by the rabbi. Away from all of that they can enjoy some kind of emancipation. But after the rabbi’s enactment to close it down, the women are fearing to lose their last bit of freedom.
Director: Karin Kainer
Camera and Sound: Karin Kainer, Einav Goodman Giat, Ynon Slutzky, Roee Farag, Tal Mor, Ophir Lokay Eliassaf, Erez Russo, Shiri Maimon
Editing: Yael Leibovitz, Arik Lahav Leibovich
Producer: Avishai Peretz & Levi Zini, Karin Kainer
Screenings and Competition
DocAviv International Film Festival 2019 – Israeli Competition, DOC NYC 2019, Boston Jewish Film Festival 2019, Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema 2019, Copenhagen Jewish Film Festival 2020, Victoria International Jewish Film Festival 2019 , Dokfest Munich 2020, Krakow International Film Festival 2020, Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2020
Karin Kainer is an award-winning documentary film director and photographer. Her films have been screened internationally in theaters and on television including Rinascita (2011) – winner Haifa Film Festival, Das iz der valt (2010) – Docu-Challenge winner at Docaviv Film Festival, SKATE OF MIND (2010) – winner at LAMA Film Festival Los Angeles, Jerusalem Film Festival Official Selection , Triaste Film Festival Florence, FIPA film festival Biarritz, Knowledge Network Canada, Al Jazeera, Brazil, Argentina, France 4, Abuja, Lagos (2009), South Wind on Hilton Beach (2007) – Haifa Film Festival Official Selection, Hotdocs Toronto, and The Mann Auditorium (2006) – International Student Film Festival Official Selection.