TLV TV: Unchained: Live Q&A


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Live conversation with director/creator Tamar Kay, lead actress Avigayil Koevary, and Dr. Lisa Fishbayn Joffe, Director of the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute on November 15th, 11:30 am included with purchase of ticket or pass.


TAMAR KAY  is a three-time Israeli Academy Award nominee.  Her short film, The Mute’s House (BJF 2017), was shortlisted for the 2017 Best Short Documentary Academy Award (Oscars). Tamar Kay graduated from the Sam Spiegel Film & Television School in Jerusalem in 2015. Prior to her film studies, she completed a dual degree in Psychology & Philosophy at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Currently, Tamar is developing a full-length feature script with the support of The Rabinovich Foundation for Arts. 


AVIGAYIL KOEVARY is a singer-songwriter and actress. Her band, Koevary, has completed three albums including, most recently, Bat Zekunim /The Youngest Daughter, which won the ACUM award for best production. Avigayil has starred in several Israeli films including Red Cow (BJFF 2018) for which she won Best Actress from the Jerusalem Cinematheque. She plays the lead female role in the TV series Matir Agunot/Unchained. Koevary was born in Jerusalem to Modern Orthodox parents who moved to Israel from New York.


DR. LISA FISHBAYN JOFFE is the Shlulamit Reinharz Director of the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute at Brandeis University, where she teaches in the Near Eastern and Judaic Studies Department. She is also director of the Project on Gender, Culture, Religion and the Laws. Dr. Joffe is a co-founder of the Boston Agunah Task Force, devoted to research, education and advocacy for women under Jewish family law. She holds three law degrees. Before coming to HBI, she taught law at University College London and was law clerk to Justice Frank Iacobucci of the Supreme Court of Canada.