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    Subject: Any suggestions?
    Date: Apr 1, 2001
    Sender: Rolf DeenPrevious | Next

    Next saturday and sunday (7 and 8 April 2001)there will be a screening of Kadosh in Rotterdam (Netherlands) during the Festival of the Spiritual Film (look for www.lantaren-venster.nl). I will be commenting on the film and leading a viewers discussion. I intend to read a few quotes form interviews with Gitai. The quotes showing his ambivalence towards the topic of his film. On the one hand he appreciates the seperatism of the inhabitants Mea Shearim on the other he is very critical of the position of woman within the community.
    I personally feel that it is very easy to codemn fundamentalism, it is more difficult to comprehend it, and it is even more difficult to see fundamtalism as a comment on modernism.
    I will also point out to the audience how Gitai managed to use the framing in the film as a means to portray the confinement of the people inside Mea Shearime and how he slows down time almost to a halt, wich adds to this feeling of confinement you also get as a viewer.
    Anyhow enough to talk about. Is there anyone who has seen this film and has suggestions or an message for the Dutch audience next weekend?Please let me know.

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    Kadosh - doubts

    This is a fine film addressing an important topic, but there were some things I did not quite like about it. It seems to me that films about Orthodox Jewish women by progressive and secular Jewish men miss the mark. Their representation of these women is very different to how the women would see themselves.






    Comment index:

  • Kadosh - doubts   from Littlebat, Sep 17, 2000
  • » Any suggestions? «   from Rolf Deen, Apr 1, 2001
  • Re: Any suggestions?   from Kelly Craigmile, Apr 23, 2001
  • Re: Any suggestions?   from nathalie, Jan 4, 2002
  • I loved Kadosh!!!   from Zannoah Chodosh, Nov 18, 2000
  • Re: I loved Kadosh!!!   from Silvia, Aug 4, 2008
  • Ending! (spoiler)   from Mimi, Feb 25, 2001
  • Re: Ending! (spoiler)   from roli, Mar 26, 2001
  • Re: Ending! (spoiler)   from nathalie, Jan 4, 2002
  • Re: Ending! (spoiler)   from jl, Feb 14, 2002
  • Re: Ending! (spoiler)   from dan, Sep 3, 2002
  • The message of "Kadosh"   from Chuck, Feb 25, 2001
  • unrealisitc, inaccurate, stereotypical   from Yoni, Aug 22, 2001
  • Re: unrealisitc, inaccurate, stereotypical   from Eduardo Mendez, Nov 24, 2003
  • Re: unrealisitc, inaccurate, stereotypical   from Yehuda, Mar 26, 2004
  • Re: unrealisitc, inaccurate, stereotypical   from patty, Dec 7, 2004
  • Re: unrealisitc, inaccurate, stereotypical   from Silvia, Aug 4, 2008
  • question on ending - spoilers   from bettyboop, Sep 17, 2001
  • Re: question on ending - spoilers   from Emily, May 8, 2002
  • spoiler--legs spread wide--spoiler   from george, Mar 15, 2004
  • Response from an orthodox woman   from Sorele, Nov 18, 2002
  • Re: Response from an orthodox woman   from Alice, May 4, 2003
  • Re: Response from an orthodox woman   from abigail, Jun 2, 2003
  • Re: Response from an orthodox woman   from Yoni, Jun 27, 2004
  • Was that supposed to be a mikvah?   from Chana, May 20, 2003
  • Re: Was that supposed to be a mikvah?   from Ruth, Dec 15, 2006
  • Kadosh - doubts   from Littlebat, Sep 17, 2000
  • » Any suggestions? «   from Rolf Deen, Apr 1, 2001
  • Re: Any suggestions?   from Kelly Craigmile, Apr 23, 2001
  • Re: Any suggestions?   from nathalie, Jan 4, 2002
  • I loved Kadosh!!!   from Zannoah Chodosh, Nov 18, 2000
  • Re: I loved Kadosh!!!   from Silvia, Aug 4, 2008
  • Ending! (spoiler)   from Mimi, Feb 25, 2001
  • Re: Ending! (spoiler)   from roli, Mar 26, 2001
  • Re: Ending! (spoiler)   from nathalie, Jan 4, 2002
  • Re: Ending! (spoiler)   from jl, Feb 14, 2002
  • Re: Ending! (spoiler)   from dan, Sep 3, 2002
  • The message of "Kadosh"   from Chuck, Feb 25, 2001
  • unrealisitc, inaccurate, stereotypical   from Yoni, Aug 22, 2001
  • Re: unrealisitc, inaccurate, stereotypical   from Eduardo Mendez, Nov 24, 2003
  • Re: unrealisitc, inaccurate, stereotypical   from Yehuda, Mar 26, 2004
  • Re: unrealisitc, inaccurate, stereotypical   from patty, Dec 7, 2004
  • Re: unrealisitc, inaccurate, stereotypical   from Silvia, Aug 4, 2008
  • question on ending - spoilers   from bettyboop, Sep 17, 2001
  • Re: question on ending - spoilers   from Emily, May 8, 2002
  • spoiler--legs spread wide--spoiler   from george, Mar 15, 2004
  • Response from an orthodox woman   from Sorele, Nov 18, 2002
  • Re: Response from an orthodox woman   from Alice, May 4, 2003
  • Re: Response from an orthodox woman   from abigail, Jun 2, 2003
  • Re: Response from an orthodox woman   from Yoni, Jun 27, 2004
  • Was that supposed to be a mikvah?   from Chana, May 20, 2003
  • Re: Was that supposed to be a mikvah?   from Ruth, Dec 15, 2006