The film tells the stories of LGBT men and women who, for religious reasons, decided to marry against their own sexual orientation, to comply with Torah laws and be accepted into their families and religious communities. Some shared their secret with their partners, some kept it hidden, and some lied even to themselves. After their divorces, they confront the conflicts they repressed: their faith and religious laws; children, family and community; exposure to society and search for a partner. The characters experience a journey of self-acceptance and social activism, as they try to affect a change in their religious environments. The film also follows the women who married and divorced homosexual partners, as well as rabbis and psychologists who seek a solution to an unsolvable conflict.
Length: 63 minutes
Director: Mordechai Vardi
Writer: Mordechai Vardi
Screening will be accompanied by a Q&A panel with members of Eshel and Keshet.
Q&A will play immediately after the film in-theater and be available as bonus content for virtual participants.
For more information on Eshel’s work go to Eshelonline.org or contact Rabbi Steve Greenberg directly at email@example.com.