Virtual Israeli Film Series Discussion: The Impure

Sun, Nov 15
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Asheville Jewish Community Center
(828) 253-0701

WINNER of the Warsaw Phoenix for the best documentary film from the Warsaw Jewish Motifs Film Festival, 2018

Thousands of Jewish women were brought to Argentinian brothels from Eastern Europe in the early 20th century. Their pimps, also Jewish, were regarded as “impure” by the “normative” Jewish community. So were the unfortunate women. Through his own family story, the director unveils the complex relationship between the women trafficking organizations and the rest of the Jewish community which was deeply ashamed by their co-religionists activities while enjoying their economic riches.

Watch THE IMPURE on your own on the screening site ChaiFlicks here. ChaiFlicks is $5.99 a month, and all 7 films in the Virtual Israeli Film Series will be available from the site.