Dir. Paula Eiselt / USA / 2018 / 90’
Director: Paula Eiselt
Cinematography: Paula Eiselt
Editing: Sunita Prasad, Rebecca Laks
Music: Laura Karpman
Producers: Paula Eiselt, Heidi Reinberg, Adam Bolt
Production: MALKA FILMS, SWR in co-production with: ARTE, American Documentary | POV, INDEPENDENT TELEVISION SERVICE (ITVS)
World sales: Paula Eiselt
Language: English, Yiddish, Hebrew
Set in the Hasidic enclave of Borough Park, Brooklyn, “93Queen” follows a group of tenacious Hasidic women who are smashing the patriarchy in their community by creating 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 change their own community from within.
Special thanks to the Warsaw Jewish Film Festival.
FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
Hot Docs, DOK.fest München, Warsaw Jewish Film Festival, San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, Cleveland Jewish Film Festival, Heartland International Film Festival, Jewish International Film Festival, Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, Windsor International Film Festival, Vancouver Jewish Film Festival, Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival, Jerusalem Film Festival, Spokane International Film Festival, Athena Film Festival, Luxembourg City Film Festival
Paula Eiselt is an independent filmmaker and graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts with a double major in Film Production and Cinema Studies. Her work has been supported by the Independent Television Service (ITVS); the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program with support from Open Society Foundations and Just Films | Ford Foundation; the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA); Fork Films; the Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund, with support from the Oath Foundation; the International Documentary Association Pare Lorentz Documentary Fund; Picture Motion; the Hartley Film Foundation; the Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP); and Women Make Movies (WMM). “93Queen” is Eiselt’s feature directorial debut.