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Katharina Woll ᛫ Germany, Israel ᛫ 2017 ᛫ 23'
"I lost my children. I have four sons and two daughters. The girls don’t talk to me. They are poisoned, brainwashed, angry... How can they separate a mother from her children?" (Sarah, a mother from an ultra-ortodox Jewish community)
Exit is a film about two women who left the ultra-orthodox community. Sarah became ultra-orthodox at the age of 17 when she moved to Israel from the US and met her future husband. She lived a strong religious and dedicated life before she couldn´t handle the rigidness of her faith any more. Leaving the ultra-othodox world she lost all her children, who she can now only meet two hours a week in a day care center watched by Rabbinical social workers. A mother who is close to losing her hope, Sarah encounters Heidi, a former ultra-orthodox woman now fighting for women within the religious community. Will Sarah be reunited with her children?
Katharina Woll was born 1984 in Munich. During her film studies she worked for several production companies based in Munich and Berlin. In 2010 she started studying Film Directing at the German Film and Television Academy in Berlin. She has directed several fiction and documentary shorts.
Producer(s): Markus Kaatsch, Dana Gal
Cinematographer(s): Daniel Binsted
Production Company(ies): German Film and Television Academy
Sound: Kfir Shay
Editing: Katharina Woll