Alone Together

October 25, 2019 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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Israeli filmmaker Kineret Hay-Gillor is currently living in Sydney with her doctor husband who has been posted here…but she is making good use of her time producing a film about Australia’s first Jewish same-sex marriage and screening her award-winning documentary Alone Together.

Kineret Hay-Gillor

She said: “I am delighted to bring to you for the first time in Australia my most recent documentary film which won the Audience Award out of more than 100 films in DOCAVIV, the Israeli documentary film festival. The film “ALONE TOGETHER” [Beyachad Levad in Hebrew letters] is a moving and sensitive human story about an amazing Israeli woman who devotes her time to humanitarian pursuits and her commitment to bringing support and hope for the many babies born in Israel and abandoned at birth by their parents.”



She added: “I intend to use the premiere to seek support and possible contribution for the documentary film which I am currently directing in Australia and which I intend to enter into film festivals around the world and broadcast on worldwide TV. My intention is to draw attention to the issues relating to diversity and specifically same-sex marriage in the Jewish community in Australia and particularly in Israel, where same-sex marriages still cannot take place. The documentary will explore what makes us similar and different in terms of age, gender, religion, and sexual orientation. It hopes to empower people by respecting and appreciating what makes them different.

This documentary is the real-life story of a wonderful couple who after 47 years together were finally married at the Emanuel Synagogue on Lag Ba’Omer 2 May 2018. The film follows their story from their first meeting in Israel in 1971 and depicts the difficult times that they have been through in the early years when gay relationships were mainly secretive.

In the final account, it is a story of resilience in overcoming what must have been a painful experience growing up amid adversity. Their bold and courageous stance has assisted them to appreciate the good in life and this positively influenced the lives of many others. The film accompanies them in that complex, uplifting and illuminating journey.

The working title of the film under development is “Past Continuous”.

Alone Together will be screened at the Chauvel in Paddington, Sydney on Sunday, October 27 at 4:30pm.

The ticket cost will be a minimum donation of $20 to finance the new film and Ilan Buchman, one of the two men who became married will join Kineret for a QandA.

Tickets are available online at


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