Unkept Secrets / Moysrim
What happens to a mother of eight, Jewish Orthodox woman, leading a quiet life, when she finds out one day, the admired rabbi, teacher of her sons, has been sexually abusing them since their Bar-Mitzva?
Ornit, a 42 year-old ultra-Orthodox woman, had to face this question and against her will, became a hero overnight. She and her children, Yankie and Mandy, sued the offender, and endured grueling legal proceedings. But on top of that, they had to cope with another blow – their community defended the Rabbi, and they were proclaimed “Moissers” (informers).The victim, who aired the dirty laundry in public, faced shunning.
Genendi, (42), is married and a mother of three. 18 years ago she spoke out loud about being raped by her father, a famous rabbi, when she was a little girl. Since then, none of her 11 siblings or mother spoke to her. Genendi was shunned by her extended family for the secrets she did not keep.
Ornit and Genendi are assisted by Shana, 29 also a Jewish Orthodox woman.
These victims become empowerment for other Orthodox the battle against sexual offenses in the community. They will no longer remain silent
Film has two versions 70 and 58 minutes
Distribution: First Hand Films
Rarely in a life of a filmmaker one can make something that you feel important, that can actually make a change.
Dalit Kimor – director
Dalit Kimor is a documentary film director and Producer of award winning films that were screened in Israel and around the world.
Quotes from the press: A word from the film critics
Ben Biron Brauda TV bee mako 19.4.19
Unkept- Secrets-A Docu you must see
…The film is about a struggle, women power and justice in its most pragmatic sense. Instead of slogans, you can see the people, the informers (moisserim) behind their stories and the difficulties they are facing. The result is absolutely fascinating and worth every minute of your time. ,
Yediot Aharonot- Chen Artzi Sror 18.4.19
The choice to talk about sexual assault in the ultra orthodox community is not a simple one; the creator shares these stories tells these stories with dignity and does not turn the film to National Geographic film. On the contrary; even though the great differences in culture and social codes; if there is something that the film demonstrates it is the tremendous similarities between all victims actions and denial of every society . In the end- when it comes to these terrible events we all have the same pitfalls and hide the same wounds.