Lesbians and Judaism
DEVOUT is a 37-minute documentary film that follows the lives of seven women in New York and New Jersey who are trying to reconcile their alternative sexuality with their commitment to Orthodox Judaism. Their faith has always condemned homosexuality in the harshest terms. Find out how Chani, Pam, Elissa, Hayley, Lina and “Miriam” have dealt with being “unacceptable” while still remaining devoted to their strict faith and community.
About The Film Makers
- Diana Neille is a 24-year-old broadcast journalist and film maker from Johannesburg, South Africa. She came to New York City in 2010 to study at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, but has since returned to South Africa to continue reporting on issues close to her heart – a difficult challenge because it now belongs, in part, to New York City. – – – – – – – – – – – – – Sana Gulzar, 26, hails from Rawalpindi, Pakistan, where she worked as a hotshot producer for Dawn, a local television station. Sana also studied broadcast at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She has returned to Pakistan and is working as a reporter and producer for the BBC.
- The producers of DevOUT will release the DVD once the music rights are cleared.
Check their website http://devoutthefilm.blogspot.com for updates.