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Extreme Wives with Kate Humble

Kate continues her quest to discover more about the role of women in some of the world’s most extreme communities.
(Image credit: BBC/Alexis Girardet)

Kate continues her quest to discover more about the role of women in some of the world’s most extreme communities

Kate continues her quest to discover more about the role of women in some of the world’s most extreme communities.

This time she is in Jerusalem, with a very strict Jewish group called the Haredim.

With their tough rules on modesty for women and TV considered evil, Kate knows very little about what being a Haredim woman means. But first she has to find someone who will actually talk to her.

When she eventually finds a way in to this intensely private community, Kate is pretty fearless in getting to the heart of how its rules impact on women’s lives – bearing large families and having to hide their hair with a wig when married.

Challenging, enlightening, but also distressing in places.