50 minutes. 2013. Director: Michal Aviad. In Hebrew with English subtitles. Genres: Documentary, Memoir.
Post-screening Q&A by Northwestern University professor Phyllis Lassner.
More than 100 years ago, long before “feminism” became a household word, well-educated chalutzot (women pioneers) came to Israel arrived determined to transform their revolutionary ideals into a new world where women could be as independent as men. A few dozen of these remarkable women helped establish Kibbutz Ein Harod. Through amazing archival film footage, photographs and diaries, beautifully narrated, Michal Oviad brings the their emotional and physical struggles for equality to life.