Empty Room – The State Of Israel Vs. Irit And Asher
After their son is killed during his army service, Irit and Asher asked to extract his sperm and use it to have a child via surrogate. Empty Room raises ethical and scientific questions while taking the audience on a journey of hope and deep sorrow.
Death does not have to be the end. That is what Irit and Aser deeply believe in. Their son Omri was an officer in the Israeli navy who died young, before he had started a family. His parents want to use their son's semen to have a granson. Yet the law is not on their side. The documentary is a record of the parents' struggle with officials and courts, but it also depicts a regular Israeli family whose life is accompanied by the memory of the deceased.
Director: Shirly Berkovitz
Producer: Shirly Berkovitz
Duration: 69 min.
Date of Release: 10/2017
Country of Production: Israel
Festivals & Awards
Haifa International Film Festival
Israeli Documentaries Competition
Krakow Film Festival
International Documentary Competition
yes Docu – DBS Satellite Service
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