WONDERLAND: A HASIDIC GUIDE TO LOVE, MARRIAGE & FINDING A BRIDE (BBC 2010)
With its trademark ringletted hairstyles, tall fur hats (even in summer) and long dark coats, the Hasidic Jewish community of Stamford Hill maintains a strictly 18th Century lifestyle in a 21st Century city. For the most part this community is reserved and publicity-shy, but I got to spend six months with a few people who decided it was time to let the rest of world inside their personal and religious lives.
“A gemstone in the marshes of the May-time viewing schedules, a documentary brimful of life, joy and sweetness. In one sense this was straight-up anthropology, a no-frills peek inside a fascinating community. However it aimed much higher than that and achieved much more, taking us behind the frock coats and the rituals to the beating hearts of the people beneath.” Daily Express