My Kosher Shifts (2011) Trailer
Trailer for the documentary My Kosher Shifts.
In North London there's a small orthodox Jewish hotel. You don't have to get circumcised to get a room, but why would anyone from his own will would have a Kosher breakfast. Iris, the receptionist, has taken this job aside to her documentary studies. She represents more or less the opposite of the typical clientele. If they knew more about her carefree lifestyle, the bible would probably slip from their hands. Far from Israel, with its political and social tension she's started to have intimate and open conversations with Hassidic Jews for the first time. She documented her conversation in order to open a window to this closed mysterious community. The personal cross-cultural documentary captures, in a quirky humorous way, the conservative Jewish orthodox world.