In the Hasidic enclave of Borough Park, Brooklyn, EMS corps have long been the province of men.
Though the neighborhood is home to Hatzolah, the largest volunteer ambulance corps in the world, that organization has steadfastly banned women from its ranks.
93Queen follows a group of tenacious Hasidic women led by Rachel “Ruchie” Freier, a no-nonsense Hasidic lawyer and mother of six, who are smashing the patriarchy in their community by creating Ezras Nashim, the first all-female volunteer ambulance corps in New York City. With unprecedented – and insider – access, 93Queen offers up a unique portrayal of a group of empowered women who are taking matters into their own hands – to shake up the “boys club” in their own community, and change it from within.
Sponsored by: Scott’s Liquid Gold
- Denver Premiere
About the film
- Documentary/Orthodox Women/Feminism
- Director: Paula Eiselt
- 2018/USA/85 minutes
- English, Yiddish, and Hebrew with partial English subtitles
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