The Screening of “Outremont and the Hasidim”… in Outremont

Outremont et les Hassidim (2019)

While the idea of more Hasidic places of worship may agitate some of Outremont’s residents, it was at the Théâtre Outremont, a symbol Québécois Francophone culture, that hosted a private screening of Outremont and the Hasidim on May 19th :

Why Don’t We Start by Saying “Hello”?

Produced by Quatre Jeudis, Eric Scott’s production company with the support of Société Radio-Canada and the Canadian Media Fund, this film addresses – and gives a platform for varying points of view about the relations between the Hasidic and secular communities of Outremont. “An altercation between the Hasidim and a borough councillor caught my attention and I said to myself: Maybe I could do something to bring people together by using my skills as a filmmaker,” says Eric Richard Scott. “It took me six years of work to make this film. Despite the occasional intense reaction, people on both sides had confidence in me.

– Michel Joanny-Furtin – September 19, 2012 – Le Journal Outremont (loose translation) –

▸ The entire article in French is available here online.