Sacred Sperm

  • Israel
  • Documentary
  • 2014
  • 59 / 80 min.
  • Director(s): Ori Gruder
  • Producer(s): Galit Benglas, Eado Zuckerman


“Sacred Sperm” penetrates into one of the most suppressed hidden issues in the Orthodox Hasidic Jewish Community – a Taboo.
Throughout the film we follow the emotional and theological struggle of the director who is trying to find a proper way as a father to explain his teenager son logically why he should keep this major Mitzvah (commandment) which perceived by many as unreasonable and seems impossible to fulfill.

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Ori Gruder


Galit Benglas, Eado Zuckerman


Ori Gruder, Oded Farber, Eado Zuckerman


Ori Gruder


Oded Farber

Original Language



English, Russian


Channel 8

Sound Designer

Tomer Koren, Itsik Cohen

Photo Credit

Gilad Kavalerchik

Festival Highlights

Budapest JFF, Hungary, 2017

UK JFF, UK, 2017

Human Rights Human Dignity International Film Festival, Myanmar, 2016

Doc Israel Stockholm, Sweden, 2016

Festival Cinéma Méditerranéen de Bruxelles, Belgium, 2015

Jewish Culture in Copenhagen, Denmark, 2015

Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival, Hong Kong, 2015

Australia JFF, , 2015

Pitigliani Kolnoa Festival, Italy, 2015

Message to Man, Russia, 2015

Pärnu Film Festival, Estonia, 2015

Krakow IFF, Poland, 2015

FIFEQ in Quebec, Canada, 2015

Santa Barbara International Film Festival, USA, 2015

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