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Sukkah City : an ancient structure gets a modern makeover.

Hutt, Jason, (director,, producer,, editor,, photographer.). Bennett, Roger, (designer.). Foer, Joshua (designer.). Goldberger, Paul, (designer.). Mayne, Thom, (designer.). Arad, Ron, 1951- (designer.). Kalman, Maira (designer.). Arad, Michael, 1969- (designer.). Orton, Mark, (music composer.).
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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 67 min.)) : sound, color
  • Publisher: [United States] : First Run Features : 2015.

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Directed by Jason Hutt.
Participant or Performer Note:
Joshua Foer, Roger Bennett, Paul Goldberger, Thom Mayne, Ron Arad, Maira Kalman, Michael Arad.
Summary, etc.:
When best-selling author Joshua Foer began to build his first sukkah, a small hut that Jews build and dwell in every fall for the holiday of Sukkot, he wanted to move beyond the generic plywood boxes and canvas tents that have become the unimaginative status quo. He discovered that while the Bible outlines the basic parameters for what a sukkah should look like and how it should function, it leaves plenty of room for variation and interpretation. Foer thought, 'what if contemporary architects and designers were challenged to design and construct twelve radical sukkahs? What would they come up with?' And so was born the design competition known as Sukkah City in Union Square Park, in the heart of New York City.Chronicling the competition, the film goes behind the scenes during construction, exhibition, and judging to provide an entertaining and inspiring portrait of the project's visionary architects and structures - an exciting, singular moment in the American Jewish experience.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Sukkot > Exhibitions.
Sukkah > Exhibitions.
Jewish art and symbolism > Exhibitions.
Jewish architects.
Jewish architecture.

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