Great documentary and accurate. However there are Haredim (ultra orthodox) who
are not Hasidim. They have studied in yeshivot (seminaries) that emerged from
Vilnius, Lithuania and its surroundings. One of their prominent yeshivas is in
Lakewood, New Jersey.
The hasidim depicted in this documentary primarily regard their way of life in
the form of an external identity of custom, ritual, dress, and communal ties.
Hasidism as a philosophy or rather an inner way of life is alive in the
Breslover sect. They have no living rebbe since the founder. Some wear the
trappings of hasidic garb while others dress in modern clothing. For the
latter, many of the men will wear thin wisps of hair for payot (side curls)
tucked away behind the ears. They stress an inward turning of faith.