The next screening will be on May 24, 2021 at 08:30 pm PDT

Loading the player...
Return to Main Page

Synopsis: Outremont and the Hasidim reveals the challenges of accommodating the “Hasidim” – or ultra-Orthodox Jews – in the affluent Montréal borough of Outremont. Some 7,000 Hasidim live in or near this choice neighborhood of Québec’s Francophone elite. After settling there more than 70 years ago, the Hasidim are a rapidly growing minority group which today represents about 23% of Outremont’s population. This growing presence poses a major challenge for certain members of Outremont’s French-speaking Québécois majority which fears the massive influx of a group, which according to some, refuses to integrate. Thanks to unprecedented access to this self-isolated community, the film lifts the veil on its practices, traditions, music and life as they had never before been seen on Canadian television, without ignoring the community’s expectations, fears and hopes. Stepping beyond “clichés” and stereotypes, Outremont and the Hasidim presents the point of view of both sides in order to discover what divides and what unites them, in search of reasonable accommodation.

AVAILABLE FOR 72 HRS STARTING Monday May 24th AT 8:30 PM

Sponsored by:
Judith Sklar and Stan Voyles

IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE FILM
Rabbi Dana Magat interviews Director Eric Scott.
The interview recording will be available for viewing in the “Post Film Discussions” section, located under the “2021 FEATURED FILMS” section, on the Home page of SVJFF on FFF.
 

Genre

documentary

Rated

Not Rated

Language

English, French, Yiddish

Run Time

52 minutes

Directed by

Eric R. Scott

Country of Origin

Canada

Production Year

2019

Please don't close or refresh the page while we are processing your submission
Please be patient, this could take a few minutes.

Choose the plan that’s right for you!

Change or cancel anytime

Single Channel
Click to subscribe
Multiple Channels
Click to subscribe
All Access
Click to subscribe
Subscription Price From: $4.99 / month $9.99 / month $14.99 / month
Free Trial Period
Automatic with subscription
Yes Yes Yes
Watch on your laptop, TV, phone, or tablet Yes Yes Yes
Single Festival Access Yes Yes Yes
Multiple Festival Access No Yes Yes
Unlimited Films On Demand
VOD Library
No No Yes

Join Email List

Be informed of upcoming events, film releases and special offers.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Request A Screening

Search

close