The Tribe: Film and Discussion Kit from Tiffany Shlain
Filmmaker Tiffany Shlain traces Barbie's history, and provides a great trigger for discussions about American Jewish identity.
What can the most successful doll on the planet show us about being Jewish today? The Tribe premiered at Sundance, has won 16 awards, and is a celebrated trigger for discussion about American Jewish Identity in the 21st Century. Narrated by Peter Coyote, the film mixes old school narration with a new school visual style. 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?
This Sundance documentary and winner of 16 additional awards is a great trigger for discussion about American Jewish identity in the 21st Century.
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About the Artist
Tiffany Shlain is mom to Odessa and Blooma, wife of Rebooter Ken Goldberg, founder of The Webby Awards, and filmmaker. Her films include: Connected, Emmy-nominated show, “The Future Starts Here,” and super Jewy films The Tribe and The Making of a Mensch. Tiffany and her family unplug for “technology shabbats” every week-starting 7 years ago at the National Day of Unplugging. Tiffany is a member of the Reboot Network.