The Milk Trial

THE MILK TRIAL

Drama | Israel, Morocco (2016) | 80 minutes | Arabic with English Subtitles, English | Shown with Pirate Captain Toledano

MONDAY, MARCH 12, 12:45 PM – REGAL SHADOWOOD 16
FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 12:45 PM – MOVIES OF DELRAY

Southeastern US Premiere

The Milk Trial

SYNOPSIS:

Ancient superstition meets a young woman’s fight for independence and love among the mountain-dwelling Jewish tribes of Morocco. Based on a true story from the 1940s, an unmarried Jewish girl living in the Atlas Mountains secretly gives birth and hides her baby. She is then forced to undergo “The Milk Trial” in the village square where her breasts are “tested” to determine if she is producing milk to nurse a baby. She ultimately ends up in a “House of Pleasure” in Casablanca. This is
a sexy and dark tale about the clash of ancient customs with a rapidly modernizing world.

DIRECTOR: JONATHAN PAZ

Sponsor: March 12 - Barbara Diamond