ORTHODOX STANCE is a portrait of Dmitriy Salita, a Russian immigrant, professional boxer and religious Jew, and the seemingly incompatible cultures and characters—boxing trainers, promoters and orthodox rabbis—working together to support his rare and remarkable devotion to both Orthodox Judaism and the pursuit of a professional boxing title. In the end the film is about more than just boxing and religion, but a young man’s search for meaning in life.
The film premiered at the 2007 SILVERDOCS Festival, was broadcast by BBC Storyville in the UK, YES in Israel, MSG Network in New York and is being distributed on DVD by Indiepix in the US and Dogwoof in the UK. It received finishing funds from the Foundation for Jewish Culture, screened at over 40 film festivals around the world, played theatrically in New York & Los Angeles, was a “Critic’s Pick” of the NEW YORK TIMES & NEW YORK MAGAZINE and won 2008 Best Documentary honors from the London Jewish Cultural Awards.
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