Documentary by Ruth Olshan
A comic-tragic exploration of Jewish rituals of purity.
In a figurative sense, “kosher” means “pure”. Ruth Olshan applies the Jewish tradition of examining the purity of things to her own family history : from kosher meals, ritual personal hygiene, sex that conforms to the rules on up to the filmmaker’s “not quite kosher” Jewish identity. It’s a documentary journey into the author’s Eastern European past and the current Jewish life in Germany – in search of a kosher label for herself.
We are David Bernet and Ruth Olshan, filmmakers, authors and consultants. With Atmosfilm we produce films for NGOs, institutions, museums etc.. For cinema documentaries, documentary series and feature film projects, that are not produced by Atmosfilm, we work as filmmakers with production companies and broadcasters.