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Yael Munk

Dr. Yael Munk is a senior lecturer at the Open University of Israel. She has published extensively on Israeli cinema and culture with an emphasis on women. She has published numerous articles on the subject in Hebrew, French, English, and German.

Articles by this author

Ronit Elkabetz

Ronit Elkabetz (1963-2016) was one of Israeli cinema's leading actors. Coming from the northern periphery, she played in some of the major Israeli films of the last decades. She is particularly remembered for the trilogy she directed with her brother Shlomi Elkabetz: To Take a Wife (2004), The Seven Days (2009), and Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (2013), all addressing the issue of the oppression of Mizrahi women in the name of the Jewish religion.

Women in Israeli Cinema

 For many years, women played a secondary role in Israeli cinema, with little voice of their own and limited largely to objects of the male gaze. More recently, women filmmakers, often emphasizing autobiographical narratives, have begun to critique the patriarchal family and present new perceptions of female sexuality and female social roles.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Yael Munk." (Viewed on November 30, 2023) <https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/author/munk-yael>.

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