I Was Not Born A Mistake

Haifa Film Festival

Yaakov Smith was an ultra-orthodox married man with six children and a pillar of his community, when he left his family, his community, and Israel. It took him 20 years to return - only this time as an observant woman. The documentary by Rachel Rusinek and Eyal Ben Moshe touches honestly and openly on a subject that is both relevant and unspoken. It is also a film about self-acceptance, compassion, love, and family.

Producer: Rachel Rusinek , Eyal Ben Moshe



Production Company: Rachel Rusinek & Eyal Ben -Moshe
Duration: 52 min.
Date of Release: October 2019
Country of Production: Israel

Shooting Format: UHD
Language: Hebrew, English
Subtitles: English

Involved Broadcasters

yes Docu – DBS Satellite Service, CBC Canada


LGBT, Personal Stories, Portrait, Religion