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‘Ask. Dr. Ruth’ Documentary Headed to Hulu, Theaters

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November 29, 2018
Dr. Ruth

A documentary about the life of noted sex therapist and Holocaust survivor Dr. Ruth Westheimer has been acquired by Hulu and will premiere next year on the streaming service after a showcase at the Sundance Film Festival in January and a theatrical run.

Westheimer was born in Germany, but was 10 when her mother sent her to Switzerland on a kindertransport in 1939, saving her life. Her family perished in the Holocaust. She made her way to Palestine, joined the Haganah, and was wounded during the war of independence.

“The remarkable journey that led Dr. Ruth Westheimer to become the cultural icon she is today is a story that demands to be told,” Craig Erwich, Hulu’s SVP of Originals, said in a statement. Ask Dr. Ruth’ tells the untold story of strength, perseverance and the constant quest for knowledge against all odds, and we can’t wait to share this incredible film with audiences.”

“I’ve never really stopped to examine my life, so when I first saw ‘Ask Dr. Ruth’ even I was amazed by what had transpired during my 90 years,” Westheimer stated. “I am delighted that audiences will be able to share that experience both on Hulu and in movie theaters around the U.S.”

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