The formal qualities of the films in our DOK.panorama competition are as diverse as their themes and represent the diversity of documentary narratives.



USA 2018 – Director: Paula Eiselt – Original with English subtitles

Rachel "Ruchie" Freier from Brooklyn is an Orthodox Jewish woman, mother of six children, lawyer and wildly determined to turn patriarchy in her community upside down: She founds the first volunteer women's rescue service for women. Director Paula Eiselt accompanies the courageous mission. She succeeds in gaining a multi-layered insight into the religious Jewish life of Brooklyn.

We present the German premiere of the film at DOK.fest München 2019.

Production: Malka Films. Producer: Paula Eiselt, Heidi Reinberg. Length: 90 min. International Sales: Cinephil. Distribution: Cinephil.

  • Sunday
  • 16:00
  • Rio 2