“Outremont and the Hasidim” launched on Radio-Canada

Rivka et Michele (Outremont et les Hassidim)

Almost a year after a private screening at the Outremont Theatre, Radio-Canada broadcasts Outremont And The Hasidim on its main channel. 7 Jours, a popular Québec weekly introduces the film and its main characters.

Doc Humanité: Outremont and the Hasidim

For more than 70 years, Outremont has been the adopted neighborhood of 7000 ultra-Orthodox Jews who often gather in the places of worship on Bernard Street. Their ever-increasing presence creates tensions among those who do not understand their values, deepening an ever-widening gap between the Hasidim and the other citizens of Outremont. (…) This is why the director and producer Eric R. Scott attempts to open a dialogue in his documentary Outremont and the Hassidim.

– Alexe-Sandra Daigneault – April 16, 2020 – 7 Jours (loose translation) –

▸ The entire article in French is available online.