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Synopsis

Simcha (meaning happiness) explores the closed world of Hasidic women through the life stories of a powerful mother/daughter team who live in the Jewish ultra-orthodox community of North London. Images of "women's work" - Ita and Hindi in the workplace and at home preparing the shabbos meal - depict the crucial role of the woman in Hasidic religious life and nurturing Jewish identity. A passionate and disturbingly-frank commentary.

Details

Year
2001
Type of film
Shorts
Running Time
10 mins 55 secs
Format
16mm, Optical, Kodak
Director
Julia Dover
Producer
The London International Film School
Executive Producer
The London International Film School
Editor
Asim Ullah
Director of Photography
Shu-Hao Chou
Sound
Asim Ullah
Principal Cast
Hindi Pesach, Ita Symons plus family

Genre

Production Company

The London International Film School
Contact: Chrissy Bright
24 Shelton Street
London WC2H 9HP
UK

T +44 020 7836 9642
F +44 020 7497 3718

c.bright@lifs.org.uk
http://www.lifs.org.uk

Sales
Company

The London International Film School
Contact: Chrissy Bright
24 Shelton Street
London WC2H 9HP
UK

T +44 020 7836 9642
F +44 020 7497 3718

c.bright@lifs.org.uk
http://www.lifs.org.uk