Covered Up


Rachel, an ultra-orthodox young woman, entered an 'arranged' marriage ready to be a "kosher" woman doing the will of her husband. After her marriage fails and she gets divorced, she asks permission to remove her wig – an unusual move in the ultra-Orthodox society. Facing the opposition from her parents and society, she starts to question the religion’s attitude to woman and her own body and mind.

Director: Rachel Elitzur

Producer: Avigail Sperber


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Duration: 52 min.
Date of Release: 2018
Country of Production: Israel

Shooting Format: HD
Language: Hebrew
Subtitles: English

Festivals & Awards

  • DocAviv International Film Festival, Israel, 2018

  • Flying Broom International Women's Film Festival, Turkey, 2019

  • Jewish Motifs International Film Festival, Poland , 2019

  • Religion Today Film Festival, Italy, 2019

  • Margaret Mead Film Festival, USA, 2019
    In Competition

  • Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival, 2019

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Human Interest / Social Issues, Jewish Topics, Personal Stories, Religion, Women Stories