Israeli-backed producer/distributor Keshet International is partnering with Israeli cable company HOT and United Studios of Israel on a new drama Autonomies.
A dystopian drama starring some of Israel’s top acting talent, Autonomies is set in an alternate reality of present day Israel, a nation torn and divided by a wall into the secular ‘State of Israel’, whose capital is Tel Aviv, and the ‘Haredi Autonomy’ in Jerusalem, run by an ultra-Orthodox religious group.
Living in the Autonomy is Broide, a wheeler-dealer who makes his living smuggling minor contraband between the two regions.
One day he receives a job offer that will change his life: he is asked to kidnap a little girl who is at the heart of a custody battle between two families – one secular and one Haredi. This fuels a dispute that threatens to tear the country to pieces.
Keren Shahar (pictured), president of distribution, Keshet International, said: “We’re delighted to be partnering with HOT and United Studios on this exceptional and very timely drama, and to be bringing another fine Israeli drama to the worldwide market.”