Part of Your World (United States, 15:46)
Directed by: Sarah Goldstein, Louis Otero
Cast: Pesach Eisen, Adeena Blumenfeld, Aedin Frei
This short documentary film explores the complicated relationship between formerly ultra-Orthodox Jews and how their sudden exposure to pop culture affected their transition into the secular world. For those growing up in insular ultra-Orthodox communities in Brooklyn, with little to no access to TV, radio, or even secular books or newspapers, this transition is a stark and constant reminder of the separation between the ultra-Orthodox communities in which they were raised and the rest of New York City.