At first glance, you might think Meir Kalmanson is just another 25-year-old hipster filmmaker from Brooklyn. But if you take a closer look, you’ll find that he’s far from typical. Kalmanson was born into the Chabad Lubavitch movement, which is a sect of ultra-Orthodox Hasidism — and the largest and fastest-growing Jewish organization in the world. Check out one of the most famous Hasids from Crown Heights and join him on a day in the life.
Reported, edited, and produced by Samara Abramson, a graduate student at Columbia University.