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Punk Jews

Produced by Evan Kleinman
Hassidic rockers, Yiddish street performers, African American activists… smashing stereotypes.

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Overview

Genre
Arts, Biography, Religion, Portrait, and Personal Doc
Synopsis

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.

Stage
finished
Running time
55 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Adon Olam Productions
Country
United States
Years of Production
2010-2012
Locations
New York City, Israel
Prod. Partners
The National Center for Jewish Film

Distribution Details

Release year
2012
Festivals
Virginia Festival of Jewish Film, Bucharest Jewish Film Festival, Dallas Video Fest, Jewish Culture Festival, Hidden City Festival at Shivtei Yeshuron- Ezras Israel, ewish Motifs International Film Festival, Rockland County Jewish Film Festival,
Language
English, Yiddish
Subtitles
Spanish

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