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Artistic Aspirations of Orthodox Women Writers -- Rama Burshtein, Fill the Void

August 26, 2013

Tags: Rama Burshtein, Hassidic film, Orthodox women writers, Fill the Void

I hear "Fill the Void" may be coming out in DVD. Marvelous film. Anyone interested in the artistic aspirations of Orthodox women, should check out this interview of Rama Burshtein with Beyond Cinema Magazine. She is a master. Rama speaks of how she became religious (“I fell in love with Gd”), how the film was conceived in pain: “Outside we have no voice. Everyone is always interpreting us from the outside in. I felt it was time to have a voice, a little voice…” and when asked what’s her next project, she answered, “If I do, and I say if, because I’m willing to accept I may never do it again….it takes time to fill up…to have the passion again.” But go listen to her yourself. www.youtube.com/watch?v=90cXJIFeH2A

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  1. August 26, 2013 10:35 PM EDT
    I loved this movie- to me it was like watching a slice of life, a realistic portrayal of frum, Chasidish family drama. I watched Rama, the director on a bunch of Youtube videos; she's very impressive, ambitious and has her head on straight! I hope she does another film in the future!
    - Miriam
  2. August 27, 2013 1:14 PM EDT
    So true. And she's extremely charming.
    - Ruchama Feuerman
  3. February 25, 2015 5:10 PM EST
    I am trying to email you Ruchama, but the email listed on your webpage "writing services" is not valid. Please advise.
    - Frumlady
  4. February 25, 2015 5:39 PM EST
    Hi. That's odd. My email is ruchamakf@gmail.com, the one that's posted on the website. Maybe try a different browser?
    - Ruchama Feuerman