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Rachel "Ruchie" Frier, a lawyer and Hasidic mother of six, creates the first all-female ambulance corps in NYC.

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Within the ultra-Orthodox enclaves of Brooklyn, Rachel "Ruchie" Frier, a no-nonsense Hasidic lawyer and mother of six, is revolutionizing the role of women in daily life by training them to work as EMTs for Ezras Nashim, the first all-female ambulance corps in New York City. The spine of the film observes the highs and lows of creating an organization against incredible odds, as well as the women's struggles to "have it all" as wives and mothers. With unprecedented and exclusive access, filmmaker Paula Eiselt portrays the women of Ezras Nashim grappling to balance their faith with nascent feminism.

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Co-sponsored by Mount Holyoke College Program in Jewish Studies

DOCUMENTARY | 2018 | 90 MINUTES

USA | ENGLISH

DIRECTED BY PAULA EISELT

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