My second Doc working with director Jason Hutt (we did Orthodox Stance back in 2007), Sukkah City profiles an architectural design contest organized by writer Joshua Foer and Reboot founder Roger Bennett. The buildings were based on the Old Testament “Sukkah,” (often described as a booth-dwelling or shack) where observant Jews symbolically celebrate their release from bondage in Egypt. The winners’ designs were then assembled in Union Square, NYC, and the results are amazing – there is a startling variety in interpretation despite a rigorous set of design parameters straight from the Torah.
Sukkah City premiered at The Jerusalem International Film Festival. Here’s a link to a piece about it in The Atlantic including an interview with Jason.