Set in the Hasidic enclave of Borough Park, Brooklyn, 93Queen follows a group of tenacious Hasidic women who are smashing the patriarchy in their community by creating the first all-female volunteer ambulance corps in New York City. With unprecedented insider access, 93Queen offers up a unique portrayal of empowered women who take matters into their own hands to change their own community from within. “Without denying that these women face discrimination in reaching their goal, the movie shows how its subjects are able to find ways to combine strict observance and progress. The contradictions aren’t always easy to square—but the movie’s upshot is heartening, even inspiring.”—Ben Kenigsberg, The New York Times.
Appears in: 27th Portland Jewish Film Festival