7 2022

White Mountain Jewish Film Festival - Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation 39 Strawberry Hill Rd
Bethlehem, NH 03574

Contact David Goldstone


All Films events are as follows:

Thursdays: 7:00 PM   Colonial Theatre, 2050 Main St. Bethlehem, NH

Admission: General Admission: $10-

BHC, JFNH, & Colonial Members: $9

Admission includes:

  • 6:00 PM Patio Social Hour – Complimentary Refreshments
  • 6:30 PM  Guest Speaker
  • 7:00 PM  Film (Followed by Q & A with Guest Speaker)

Films and Guest Speakers:

Thursday, July 7, 2022, 7:00PM - Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem 

In Israel there is neither civil marriage nor civil divorce. Only rabbis can legitimate a marriage or its dissolution. But this dissolution is only possible with full consent from the husband, who in the end has more power than the judges. Viviane Amsalem (Ronit Elkabetz) has been applying for divorce for three years. But her husband Elisha (Simon Abkarian) will not agree. His cold intransigence, Viviane's determination to fight for her freedom, and the ambiguous role of the judges shape a procedure in which tragedy vies with absurdity, and everything is brought out for judgment, apart from the initial request. “Gripping cinema from start to finish.”Manohla Douglas NT Times .                                        

Guest Speaker: Norbert Goldfield

Norbert Goldfield MD is founder / ED of Healing Across the Divides (www.healingdivides.org; HATD) and ED of a bipartisan venture Ask Nurses and Doctors or AND (www.asknursesdoctors.com). His latest book is Peace Building through Women’s Health: Psychoanalytic, Sociopsychological, and Community Perspectives on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.  He is a practicing internist.   


For more information visit https://www.bethlehemsynagogue.org/film-series-2022