Skip To Content
JEWISH. INDEPENDENT. NONPROFIT.

Support the Forward

Funded by readers like you DonateSubscribe
Fast Forward

Israeli Company Creating Hidden Camera Reality Show Inspired By #MeToo Movement

(JTA) — An Israeli production company is creating a reality television show format inspired by the #MeToo movement.

The show, called “The Silence Breaker,” will use hidden cameras to go under cover and document sexual harassment in real workplaces, The Hollywood Reporter first reported on Wednesday. Each episode will tell the victims’ stories and end with them confronting their harasser on camera.

The show was conceived by Gil Formats, an Israeli producer of reality television.

The company told The Hollywood Reporter that it is in “advanced negotiations” with an unnamed Israeli broadcaster to produce the show in Israel.

The rights to the format will be offered internationally next month at the MIPTV market in Cannes, according to the report.

Assaf Gil, CEO of Gil Formats and creator of The Silence Breaker, told The Hollywood Reporter he hoped his show would raise public awareness of the issue of workplace harassment and “inspire others to come forward and speak up.”

Gil said that the show’s on-air host “should ideally be a woman with a strong background as a journalist.”

He said the show is inspired by, but not directly connected to the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements, which were born following the sexual misconduct scandal surrounding Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, which led many women to come forward both to accuse Weinstein as well as others in the entertainment industry and beyond.

Engage

  • SHARE YOUR FEEDBACK

  • UPCOMING EVENT

    SKY & SCULPTURE

    Hybrid: Online and at the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan

    Oct 2, 2022

    6:30 pm ET · 

    A Sukkah, IMKHA, created by artist Tobi Kahn, for the Marlene Meyerson JCC of Manhattan is an installation consisting of 13 interrelated sculpted painted wooden panels, constituting a single work of art. Join for a panel discussion with Rabbi Joanna Samuels, Chief Executive Director of the Marlene Meyerson JCC of Manhattan, Talya Zax, Innovation Editor of the Forward, and Tobi Kahn, Artist. Moderated by Mattie Kahn.

Republish This Story

Please read before republishing

We’re happy to make this story available to republish for free, unless it originated with JTA, Haaretz or another publication (as indicated on the article) and as long as you follow our guidelines. You must credit the Forward, retain our pixel and preserve our canonical link in Google search.  See our full guidelines for more information, and this guide for detail about canonical URLs.

To republish, copy the HTML by clicking on the yellow button to the right; it includes our tracking pixel, all paragraph styles and hyperlinks, the author byline and credit to the Forward. It does not include images; to avoid copyright violations, you must add them manually, following our guidelines. Please email us at [email protected], subject line “republish,” with any questions or to let us know what stories you’re picking up.

We don't support Internet Explorer

Please use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge to view this site.