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Keeping it Reel
3 October 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pmFree
We’ll be showing the documentary film 93Queen, which delves into the story of Hasidic women who are creating Brooklyn’s first all-female EMS corps. Discussion after the film will be led by Neil Friedman. Keeping it Reel is a collaboration between the JCC and the PBS award-winning documentary series POV.
In a Hasidic enclave in Brooklyn, there are seemingly endless services tailored for the community—stores in Yiddish, school buses and even a dedicated EMS. Yet the corps is made up entirely of men, and one group of women wants to change that. On a mission to start the city’s first all-female volunteer EMS corps, these women are set on shattering the glass ceiling in the unlikeliest of communities.