“UNCHAINED” (“METIR AGUNOT”)
A Look at Jewish Orthodox Marriage
Agunah is the Hebrew word for “chained” or for an “anchored” woman. This refers to the Jewish law principle in which a woman is bound in marriage by a husband who refuses to grant a divorce or who is missing and not proven dead.
This is the story of Yossef Mourad and his wife Hannah. It takes viewers into the closed-off ultra-orthodox Haredi world, and touches on the most painful place where Jewish-law clashes with modern life- the status of women in society.
A devout Rabbi-detective, whose job is to free the women whose husbands deny them a divorce and a new life, finds that in his own home lurks a secret that threatens his world and marriage. “Unchained” has received 12 nominations for the prestigious Ophir Award including:
Best Drama Series Award
Best Director in a Drama Series Award
Best Actor in a Drama Series Award
Best Actress in a Drama Series Award