Austin Jewish Film Festival presents Autonomies
Set in an alternate present where the state is brutally divided between the secular capital of Tel Aviv and a Jerusalem governed by an ultra-Orthodox “Haredi Autonomy,” this dystopian thriller tells the story of a wheeler-dealer who smuggles contraband between the two regions and a little girl at the center of a secular-Orthodox custody battle.
The Austin Jewish Film Festival will screen all five episodes for a proper binge. Autonomies shows why Israel is fertile ground for powerful fiction, as the series is a boiling cauldron of the issues of identity, religion, politics, and personal freedom that define life in the country today.
The episodes will be available to view at any time, June 12-July 4.