MEASURES OF MERIT

director: 
Roni Aboulafia
country: 
Israel
year: 
2016
category: 
doc
legth: 
50'
section: 
MEN, WOMEN, GENDER ISSUES
festival edition: 
2016
Against all odds, Ruth Colian is trying to run for the Israeli Knesset. She knows that she is fighting an uphill battle – but she also knows that Ultra-Orthodox, Haredi women are the only segment of Israeli society that is not represented in the Knesset. She sets out to establish the first ever-political party for Haredi women that will run for elections in 2015. She is an unexpected character, who survived a traumatic childhood to go on to be a wife, a mother and a fighter for women.