Happy Dox

Week 23

Ohad Milstein
Screening time  
04.03. / Saturday, 18:00 - 20:00 Theatre 1  
Rachel is pregnant with identical twins but she looses one fetus in her 23rd week. Due to possible complications, doctors are unanimous in their recommendation that the couple terminate the pregnancy.

For the first time, director Ohad Milstein points his camera at his own home. His partner Rahel, the daughter of a Swiss bishop, is pregnant with identical twins. In her 23rd week, she learns that one of the foetuses died in utero. Doctors say that in those rare cases when the other foetus doesn’t die right away, it is almost certain to be born with severe brain damage and other disabilities. They are therefore unanimous in their recommendation that the couple terminate the pregnancy. This presents the couple with a critical dilemma. Should they really end the pregnancy by aborting the surviving foetus? Clinging only to faith and her maternal instincts, Rahel confronts everyone around her over the right of her surviving foetus to live, regardless of how perfect or imperfect it is.


Ohad Milstein

Ohad Milstein was born in 1973. His films are often experimental in form and are highly meticulous visually. Milstein studied Cinema at Tel Aviv University from 1996 to 2000, and Photography & Art at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design from 2003 to 2005. His film Obsession premiered at the 2008 DocAviv Film Festival. Milstein is an active video-artist, presenting in both national and international art exhibitions.

General sponsor

Shavua 23

2016, 60'

Directed by:
Ohad Milstein

Screenplay by:
Ohad Milstein

Ohad Milstein

Edited by:
Ohad Milstein

Shahaf Wagshall, Ishai Adar

Ohad Milstein

Produced by:
Ohad Milstein

Festivals & Awards:

Documentary Guild Awards 2016 – Best Film, Best Cinematography, Best Artistic Design; Docaviv International Documentary Film Festival 2016