The Resource Welcome to the Waks Family, (online streaming)

Welcome to the Waks Family, (online streaming)

Label
Welcome to the Waks Family
Title
Welcome to the Waks Family
Contributor
Film director
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Welcome to the Waks Family...With 17 children to the same two parents, it's one of the largest families in Australia. Everyday life in the Waks household is a logistical challenge of monumental proportions. There are two minibuses to move the family around and the kitchen in its suburban Melbourne home has five ovens for kosher cooking. The family follows an orthodox form of Judaism. School, work, synagogue and socialising all take place within a tight-knit Jewish community. Welcome to the Waks Family is a rare invitation to step inside this world. Zephaniah grew up as Stephen in a non-religious Jewish family on Sydney's north shore and on a diet of surfing, parties, girls and rock 'n' roll. His search for spiritual satisfaction led him to the Lubavitch branch of Judaism and to New York, where the movement has its headquarters. There, his marriage to Haya was arranged through a matchmaker and friends. Haya's upbringing could not have been more different. Born in Israel of Yemeni parents, her childhood was steeped in one of the more conservative branches of the Jewish faith. Together, Zephaniah and Haya have worked hard to raise their children within the strict tenets of their belief and to give them the individual attention that they need. The laws and rituals that they observe give the whole family a sense of purpose and unity. Pop music, movies and novels are not allowed and boys and girls don't mix except within the family. However, as the children approach adolescence, they must make up their own minds about whether to continue on this religious path or discard it and face their parents' hurt and disapproval. This fascinating documentary follows the Waks family over five years, from the marriage of the eldest girl at 21, just a few months after her youngest sister was born. It's a unique opportunity to experience a family and a religious life that are extraordinary in almost every respect
Cataloging source
CaSfKAN
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by National Film and Sound Archive of Australia in 2003
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Chobocky, Barbara A.
  • Kanopy (Firm)
Runtime
51
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jews -- Return to Orthodox Judaism
  • Orthodox Judaism
  • Families
Technique
live action
Label
Welcome to the Waks Family, (online streaming)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1131896
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 52 minutes)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1131896
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)914225977
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Welcome to the Waks Family, (online streaming)
Link
Publication
Note
Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1131896
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 52 minutes)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1131896
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)914225977
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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