Of Birds and Boundaries

HD. B&W. STEREO. 23 MINS.

OF BIRDS AND BOUNDARIES is an animated documentary short that tells the story of ‘Marty’* a 25-year-old Hasidic family man in Brooklyn, who, yearning for freedom from his community, escapes into his own fantasies, and onto Craigslist, where he meets Annie, a secular filmmaker seeking a Hasidic researcher for her next project. What follows is the development of an unexpected relationship between two unlikely collaborators.

*At 'Marty's' request, his name has been fabricated and his voice altered to protect his identity.
This film was created as a filmmaker in residence at the UnionDocs Filmmakers Collaborative for nonfiction with Laura Mayer and Matthew Yoka.

It has screened at UnionDocs, the Harvard Film Center, The Boston Jewish Film Festival, The Washington Jewish Film Festival, and Anthology Film Archives. The interactive version was featured at the NYFF. The podcast version on Love+Radio.

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    HD. B&W. STEREO. 23 MINS.

    OF BIRDS AND BOUNDARIES tells the story of ‘Marty’* a 25-year-old Hasidic family man in Brooklyn, who, yearning for freedom from his community, escapes into his own fantasies, and onto Craigslist, where he meets Annie, a secular filmmaker seeking a Hasidic researcher ...

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