ChaiFlicks and the Forward present an exclusive talk on “Streit’s” documentary
Mar 23, 2021
12 am ET
This event was recorded and is available to subscribers of the Forward.
Watch the recording here.
The Forward is excited to partner with ChaiFlicks, a streaming service dubbed the ‘Jewish Netflix’, for an exclusive talk on the documentary “Streit’s: Matzo and the American Dream.”
Watch Forward culture reporter, PJ Grisar and Forward staff writer, Irene Katz Connelly as they co-moderate a conversation with filmmaker, Michael Levine and Streit’s co-owners Aaron Gross and Aron Yagoda.
For more than 90 years, the Streit’s matzo factory sat in a low-slung tenement building on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. While other matzo companies modernized, Streit’s remained a piece of living history, churning out 40 percent of the nation’s unleavened bread on pre-War machinery as old as the factory itself. In a neighborhood where the Jewish immigrants long ago moved on, in a nation where progress and profits trump all else, where manufacturing has left the cities if not the country, where family businesses are bought out by giant corporations and workers move from job to low paying job, filmmaker Michael Levine captures the Streit’s saga and echoes the American Dream.
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