btg productions was founded in 1993 by documentary filmmaker Bari Pearlman.
In her work, Bari has explored a diversity of seemingly unrelated subjects - the Jewish women who fanatically play a traditional Chinese game (Mah-Jongg: The Tiles That Bind), Buddhist nuns in remote Tibet (Daughters of Wisdom), the 180 residents of a peculiar Alaskan town (The Strangest Town in Alaska) - but what unifies them is their examination of the idea of community, particularly intentional community. She is continually interested in the question of what makes people choose who and what they identify with, what the implications are of their having that identity, and how they navigate that choice.
Bari recently completed Nangchen Shorts, a collection of short films about life in rural Tibet. And for her next project, she will be turning her attention to a community that is much more personal to her - her own family - with Looking For Lepke, about the notorious gangster who was her grandfather's first cousin.
Click here to view Bari's reel.
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