All-female orthodox Jewish EMT corps gets own filmPosted: Updated:
An all-female orthodox Jewish ambulance corps in Brooklyn has gotten its own documentary.
The corps was started six years ago in Borough Park.
Sisters Rachel Freier and Chavie Friedman, two members of the volunteer ambulance group, say their mission has always been to make a difference.
"We're changing the psyche in the community that if you have an emergency, women are capable," Freier says.
Ezras Nashim is an agency created after the only Jewish EMT service in the Borough Park community forbid women from joining because of Jewish modesty laws.
However, the group of women has changed that and their courage and persistence has been made it into a documentary called "93Queen."
"I had never seen Hasidic women not taking no for an answer. We're going to do our own thing so it was very extraordinary for me," director and producer Paula Eiselt says.
The film gives an intimate look at the group since its start and shows how all members work together to overcome the challenges women face in the community.
93Queen will premiere July, 25 at the IFC Center in Manhattan.