Directed by Jason Hutt
Orthodox Stance is the unique coming of age story of Dmitriy Salita, a 23 year-old Russian immigrant, who challenges precedent and prejudice by dedicating himself to impossibly competing life pursuits: a professional boxing title and observance of Orthodox Judaism. While providing an intimate, 3-year long look at the trials and tribulations faced by an up and coming professional Jewish boxer, the film shows how seemingly incompatible cultures and characters are working together to help Dmitriy realize his historic dreams.
At a time when religion increasingly divides and destroys, Orthodox Stance presents a unique, yet universal, story that provides an example for Jews and non-Jews of the positive effects of faith, tolerance, diversity and pluralism-the things people talk about when they talk about the greatness of America.
In association with BBC Storyville
Festival Selection includes:
Sarasota Film Festival,
San Francisco Jewish Festival,
AFI/Discovery Silver Docs Festival,
NY Jewish Film Festival,
Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival