Trailer for the film:
This Sundance documentary and winner of 16 awards is a great trigger for discussion about American Jewish Identity in the 21st Century. By tracing Barbie’s history, the film sheds light on the questions: what does it mean to be an American Jew today? What does it mean to be a member of any tribe in the 21st Century? A hit at film festivals, synagogues, Birthright Israel, interfaith groups, community centers, bat mitzvahs, seders, senior centers, even the US Navy ordered copies for each of their ships, “The Tribe” explores American Jewish Identity through the history of the Barbie doll. Narrated by Peter Coyote, the film mixes old school narration with a new school visual style. The film weaves together archival footage, graphics, animation, Barbie dioramas, and slam poetry to take audiences on an electric ride through the complex history of both the Barbie doll and the Jewish people - from Biblical times to present day.
The Home Discussion kit includes:
- 18min DVD
- The Guide from the Perplexed film guide
- One set of Conversation Cards
Director Tiffany Shlain describes the kit:
*This product does not include a public screening license, and may only be shown in private homes to non-paying audiences. For public licenses please see the “Educator’s Edition” or “Public Screening License.”
Check out our new Jewish film in production, "The Making of a Mensch." Set to release this fall during Character Day, Sept 18th.
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