The women of 93 Queen are no ordinary feminists. Though the women’s rights movement has been well underway in the U.S. since the mid 1800’s, its influence has been very small in the Ultra Orthodox Jewish Community. In the center of Brooklyn, NY, the heart of Hasidic Judaism, the first ever all women EMT service of Ezras Nashim, which translates to “women helping women”, is pushing the edges of strict gender norms within this conservative religious sect. Bold, inspired and controversial, 93 Queen offers an intimate view into the marrow of this usually private and veiled community, bearing witness to the tension between progress and tradition and candidly re-defining the modern scope of feminism.
Followed by a discussion led by Rabbi Sruli Dresdner and Lisa Mayer
This program is made possible by the Morton-Kelly Charitable Trust.
‘Both surprising and deeply satisfying.” L.A. Times review
“The movie’s upshot is heartening, even inspiring.” NYTimes
Documentary/Dir: Paula Eiselt / 2018 / USA/ 90 min
Official Selection Hot Docs 2018, San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, Cleveland Jewish Film Festival, Boston Jewish Film Festival, UK Jewish Film Festival, Vancouver