Films are a powerpul way to tell a story. They can resonate widely in a society and even globally. Who gets to control a narrative, and how a story is told, it is a question of power. And, surprise! Female voices are still underrepresented in the filmmaking industry. But what can be done about the glass ceiling - both the real one, as well as the imagined?
In this film, Twenty-six Israeli women directors of narrative features share their personal experiences of sitting in the director’s chair. Among them are Ellida Geyra – Israel’s first female fiction filmmaker, and contemporary female directors. Their collective narrative culminates in a fiery speech by the late Ronit Elkabetz, actress and director whose last work told the story of Viviane Amsalem, the Israeli woman became famous for her long battle to get a divorce. It premiered at the Quinzaine in Cannes in 2014.