(Achshav at ahat mishelanu)

Maya Steinberg
Germany, Israel 2022 | 30 Min. | engl. subtitled

Sat, 20-May-23 09:45 PM
Q&A via zoom with:
Maya Steinberg

ONE OF US NOW is a film by and with Maya Stein­berg. Being her­self a sec­u­lar and fem­i­nist Israeli, Maya’s lifestyle devi­ates a lot from the one of her father, who had a late reli­gious awak­en­ing. Maya has a strong long­ing to know more about her father’s world, but also tries to find out if this world pro­vides space for women and queer people. By vis­it­ing the gravesite of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai in Galilee, which is an impor­tant place for Maya’s father, the film­mak­er tries to grasp this ultra-ortho­dox reality. 

The film wit­ness­es the fas­ci­nat­ing encounter between a place and its people, medi­at­ed and facil­i­tat­ed through the expe­ri­ence of Maya and the rela­tion­ships which unfold. ONE OF US NOW enables us to feel the strong field of ten­sion in a con­text where the pos­si­b­li­ty of social inclu­sion and exclu­sion fol­lows highly rigid rules and tra­di­tions.