David Dunn Bauer
Avi Goldberg & Will Garcia
Choosing to be Chosen
"Choosing to be Chosen" is a film which delves into the thoughts of those who are converts to Judaism and identify as all segments of the LGBTQ communities. The participants of this project come from across the boundaries of familial, socioeconomic, ethnic and racial backgrounds to give insight into the process of conversion. "Choosing to be Chosen" takes a look into the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, genderqueer and gendergifted Jews by Choice to find the intersection between Jewish and queer identity.
Martin Rawlings-Fein is entering the Jewish Studies graduate program at the GTU in Berkeley. He is a queer community documentarian and filmmaker. He also contributed to the anthology Balancing on the Mechitza: Transgender in Jewish Community, from North Atlantic Books (Summer 2010).