The Gravedigger’s Daughter

The Gravedigger's Daughter

After her father dies, a young woman wants to take on his profession, but meets with opposition from everyone she knows. Esther’s father was a gravedigger who in his last will and testament left only one significant request: that one of his sons continue with his profession. None of his sons has the slightest interest in doing so. Esther is the only daughter in this traditional ‘Sephardic’ North African home, and embarks upon a struggle to carry on her father’s legacy of humility and kindness over the objections of her family and community. A feminist film with a twist of graveyard humor.

Available: March 3 through March 24
Length: 17 minutes
Genre: Comedy
Director: Shira Gabay
Country: Israel
Year: 2016
Languages: Hebrew, with English subtitles
(The Maaleh School of Film & Television, Jerusalem)

The Maaleh School of Film and Television