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Overview

A new series featuring special guests speakers representing some of the leading women in the Jewish world. Led by Rebbetzin Rifki Freundlich.

Sessions take place in the TBDJ Zoom Social Hall.

Schedule

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Sunday, March 17

at 8:00pm

Paula Eiselt

Paula Eiselt is an independent filmmaker drawn to stories that disrupt strong-held assumptions.  Her award-winning documentary feature debut 93Queen was released theatrically across the U.S. and Canada, and broadcast nationally on PBS’s POV, ARTE in France and Germany, UR in Sweden, yes DocU in Israel, and CBC in Canada. 93Queen was released on HBO Max in September 2020. The film played over 70 film festivals worldwide, won the prestigious Hot Docs First Look Pitch Prize, and was selected for the U.S. State Department’s American Film Showcase. 93Queen's robust impact campaign was instrumental in securing an ambulance and ambulance license for the EMT agency Ezras Nashim.
 
Paula is currently an Artist-in-Residence at Laurene Powell Jobs and Davis Guggenheim’s Concordia Studio and developing a feature length film on the U.S. Maternal Mortality Crisis.

Her work has been supported by ITVS, the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Fund, American Stories Documentary Fund (sponsored by CNN Films), Points North Institute, Open Society Foundation, Just Films | Ford Foundation, NYSCA, Fork Films, Gucci Tribeca Doc Fund, the Oath Foundation, IDA Pare Lorentz Doc Fund, Chicago Media Project, Picture Motion, the Hartley Film Foundation, IFP, and Women Make Movies.
 
In 2019, Paula was named one of Jewish Week's “36 Under 36” for her role in amplifying women's voices and serves on the board of the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance. Paula is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts with a double major in Film Production and Cinema Studies.