Directed by Michal Aviad
Israel | 2018 | 93 min
Thursday, March 28, 2019
7:00pm @ McConomy Auditorium, CMU
CO-SPONSORED BY: Pitt Jewish Studies Program
ABOUT THE FILM
“Forcing the viewer to confront the subtle and systemic nature of harassment, WORKING WOMAN is a necessary conversation starter.”
– Courtney Small, Cinema Axis
Orna is the mother of three young children with a husband struggling to start his own restaurant. To help support her family she returns to the workplace, landing a job with a former army superior, Benny, who is now a successful real estate developer. While Orna embraces her new position and tries to balance its demands with her home life, she begins to experience escalating sexual harassment from her boss. WORKING WOMAN is a strikingly relevant and global tale in the midst of today’s #MeToo movement, all of which comes out through the empowering performance of Liron Ben Shlush and calculated direction of Michal Aviad.
Watch the trailer here.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
An acclaimed and award winning documentary and narrative filmmaker, Michal Aviad was born in Jerusalem, Israel. She studied literature and philosophy at Tel Aviv University, and began making films in San Francisco in the 1980s. Since returning to Israel in 1991, she has continued to write, direct and produce films. Aviad is a senior faculty member at Tel Aviv University's Tisch School of Cinema. Her critically acclaimed films include ACTING OUR AGE (1987), JENNY AND JENNY (1997), INVISIBLE (2011), and DIMONA TWIST (2016). WORKING WOMAN (2018) is Aviad second feature film.