Friday | 14.08.20

Monthly Screenings
93 Queen
Dir.: Paula Eiselt | 90 minutes

93 Queen

USA 2018 | 90 minutes | English | Hebrew subtitles

Set in the Hasidic enclave of Borough Park, Brooklyn, 93QUEEN follows Rachel “Ruchie” Freier, a Hasidic lawyer and mother of six who is determined to revolutionize the role of women and create the first all-female Emergency Medical Service corps in NYC. The belief that Orthodox women deserve female EMTs drives her to overcome her traditional community’s objections, even as she is confronted by the patriarchal attitudes that so dominate Hasidic society. As Ruchie observes, while making dinner at 3 a.m., “I sometimes wonder why God created me a woman. If I’d have been born a Hasidic man, I don’t think I would have half the problems I have.”