“Jews of the Wild West” is a feature length documentary about resilience and identity in an unexpected place. The film tells a positive immigration story and highlights the dynamic contributions Jewish Americans made to shaping the Western United States. With today's rise in antisemitism, these stories are more important now than ever.
Is there really enough history for a film? Yes! For a sneak peak at some of the amazing stories,
Where can I watch it? For more information about our distribution,
We are proud to have been named Reader's Choice Best Western Documentary by True West Magazine and nominated for the Best Social Impact Award by the Greenwich International Film Festival.
"Jews of the Wild West" is directed by Amanda Kinsey. Amanda is an executive producer, filmmaker, five-time Emmy Award winner and fourth-generation photojournalist. Prior to founding her own production company, Electric Yolk Media, she spent over a decade writing and producing for NBC News. She lives in Denver, Colorado.
A documentary is as much about storytellers as it is stories. We have been lucky enough to interview some incredible people with ties to this period of history. Follow this slideshow for more background on a some of the film’s interviewees.
We love the community building aspect of this film and our in person screenings regularly sell out. If you are interested in organizing a US-based screening please reach out to our events distributor Swank Motion Pictures or, for screenings outside the US, please reach out to our international distributor Ruth Films. Any festival or filmmaker questions? Please feel free to contact Electric Yolk Media.
For a full list of where we have screened and where we are headed