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29th Toronto Jewish Film Festival June 3 - 13, 2021

Outremont and the Hasidim Outremont et les Hassidim


Screening Information

English Version World Premiere
October 27 - October 28

Film Details

Country Canada
Year 2019
Running Time 52 MIN
Languages French, English
Subtitles English
Director Eric Scott

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Traditionally the home of Quebec's elite, the Montreal neighbourhood of Outremont is also home to 7,000 Hasidim. For years, tensions have been building between the Hasidic residents and their non-Jewish neighbours. Filmmaker and Montreal native Eric Scott (Leaving the Fold, Je Me Souviens) presents a candid and provocative perspective of the conflict, and of the inspiring efforts being made on both sides, amongst residents and local leaders alike, to work past their grievances and arrive at a place of tolerance and understanding.

Honourable Mention, 2020 David A. Stein Memorial Award
Jury statement: "The jury also wanted to acknowledge Outremont and the Hasidim for its exceptional ability in encouraging dialogue between different communities. At a time when it feels like we are experiencing heightened division, this Canadian story shows us the strength and accommodation that can be built from simply having conversations."

Presentation Details

Zoom Q & A With Director Eric Scott, Outremont Mayor Philipe Tomlinson, and Outremont Councillor Mindy Pollak
Co-presented With