2011, dir.: Annie Berman, 24 min. documentary short, HD 16:9 B&W, Stereo
Created in Collaboration with Laura Mayer and Matthew Yoka, UnionDocs Collaborative, Brooklyn, NY, for the
Living Los Sures project.
An unexpected relationship reveals itself over three months of phone calls between two unlikely collaborators - 'Marty,' a 25-year old Ultra Orthodox Hasidic family man, and Annie, a filmmaker in residence at UnionDocs. It all begins when Annie places an ad on Craigslist for a Hasidic researcher for a film about Williamsburg's eruv,* and 'Marty' answers. Both parties agree to record their calls, keep Marty's real name and identity secret, and never to meet; both live in Williamsburg.
*Eruv: a wire boundary that symbolically extends the private domain of Jewish households into public areas, permitting activities within it that are normally forbidden in public on the Sabbath.
Official selection of: The Boston Jewish Film Festival, The Washington Jewish Film Festival