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Outremont and the Hasidim

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 neighbourhood 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.

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.

Read the rest of the synopsis:

The growing presence of the Hasidim 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.

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.

Technical Summary
Production Company: Productions des Quatre Jeudis
Year: 2019
Lenght: 53 min
Director: Eric R. Scott
Producer: Lynn Trout
Editing: Stéphanie Grégoire
DOP: Frank Le Corroller
Sound Editing: Chris Leon
Original Music: Joel Zifkin
Online Editing: Tony Manolikakis

Press and Media

“Outremont and The Hasidim” reviewed by POV Magazine

“Outremont and The Hasidim” reviewed by POV Magazine

“Outremont and the Hasidim” launched on Radio-Canada

“Outremont and the Hasidim” launched on Radio-Canada

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See the film!

The film is currently available on CBC’s GEM.