The film documents young Hasidic Jews in and around New York City who have fled their insular hometowns to form a community in Airmont, NY and explores the tension that accompanies their continued desire for acceptance.
The documentary premiered at the 2012 Columbia Graduate School of Journalism Film Festival and will be shown at festivals and screenings at a later date to be determined.
Directed by Kayla Ruble & Daniel A. Medina
Reporter: Dalal Mawad
Producer: Dalal Mawad
Cameras: Sergey Gordeev and Daniel Medina
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Producer: Daniel Medina
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