It’s only a half hour drive from Bnei-Brak, a closed Orthodox city, to Tel Aviv’s shore. But for the women going there it’s light years away. “The Kosher Beach” is a gated and secluded 100-meter-long strip of beach with dedicated days for women and men to bathe separately, with only a wooden fence separating the freedom of the gay beach and them. The “Brave Bunch,” a secret female orthodox sisterhood, considers the beach a source of quiet sanity and a safe haven away from social and family problems. It is their own private and free heaven, a place where they can be themselves, take a deep ocean breath, and open their hearts to the sea. Then one day the rabbis try to close the beach. What will these women do? Will they give in or fight?

Directed by Karin Kainer
Produced by Avishai Peretz, Levi Zini, Karin Kainer
Written by Karin Kainer
Kolnoa Sidebar
Country: Israel
62 minutes