6 months ago
Profiling Hassidic punk rockers, Yiddish street performers, African-American Jewish activists and more, Punk Jews explores an emerging movement of provocateurs and committed Jews who are asking, each in his or her own way, what it means to be Jewish in the 21st century. Jewish artists, activists and musicians from diverse backgrounds and communities are defying norms and expressing their Jewish identities in unconventional ways. In the process, they are challenging stereotypes and breaking down barriers. Meet Yishai, lead singer of Moshiach Oi; Radical performance group, the Sukkos Mob; the renegade Orthodox participants of Cholent; the Amazing Amy Yoga Yenta; Kal Holczler, founder of Voices of Dignity; and African American Jewish hip hop sensation Y-Love.
"Punk Jews has the peculiar feel of a version of 60 Minutes concocted by the demented offspring of some MTV producer and a wonder-working chasidic mystic." - The Jewish Weekhttp://www.punkjews.com
Subtitles available in Spanish and Arabic.
Director: Jesse Zook Mann
Producer: Evan Kleinman
Editor: Alex Emanuele
Co-Producer: Saul Sudin