93Queen is a film about female empowerment—in a neighborhood where you'd least expect to find it. 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 a unique portrayal of a group of religious women who are taking matters into their own hands to change their own community from within.
SCREENING | THURSDAY, JULY 12TH |CROWLEY THEATER
FEATURE DOC | Texas Premiere, 84mins.
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 also won the top inaugural first look Pitch Fund prize at the 2017 Hot Docs Forum.
Eiselt is currently directing two feature-length documentaries set in Brooklyn's Hasidic community; 93QUEEN and FOLLOWING BORUCH. 93QUEEN is her feature directorial debut.
93QUEEN has its World Premiere at Hot Docs earlier this year; the film will be broadcast on PBS' acclaimed POV doc series, with support from the NYC Mayor's office Made in NY program.
Most recently, Eiselt was invited to join the prestigious POV/Wyncote Filmmaker Fellows cohort at the PBS Annual Meeting in May 2018. In 2017, Eiselt had the great privilege of being selected as a Creative Producing Fellow for the 2017 Sundance Creative Producing Summit and was also a 2016 IFP Documentary Lab fellow.
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Paula Eiselt (Director) Heidi Reinberg (Producer) Marco Williams (EP) Sunita Prasad and Rebecca Laks (Editors) Laura Karpman (Composer)