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Peter Coyote Fills Abba Eban’s Shoes

The Tribe, a film that has made its way around the festival circuit in the past year and chronicles the modern American Jewish experience through archival footage and animation has finally made its way to iTunes. The 18-minute short film is now downloadable for $1.99.

The plot summary from iTunes:

What can the most successful doll on the planet show us about being Jewsih today? Narrated by Peter Coyote, the film mixes old school narration with a new school visual style. The Tribe 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. 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.

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