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Film Review: Gett: The Trial of Vivian Amsalem

Directed and written by the sister-brother team of Ronit and Shlomi Elkabetz and based partly on their own family history, this gripping courtroom drama set in Israel traces a Moroccan Jewish woman's effort to obtain a gett, or religious divorce, after years of a loveless marriage. In Israel, there is neither civil marriage nor civil divorce; only Orthodox rabbis can legalize a union or its dissolution, which is only possible with the husband’s full consent.

Gett: The Trial of Vivian Anselem, 2014

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Gett: The Trial of Vivian Anselem, written and directed by Ronit Elkabetz and Shlomi Elkabetz and released in 2014.

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Gett: The Trial of Vivian Anselem, written and directed by Ronit Elkabetz and Shlomi Elkabetz and released in 2014.

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