Dmitriy Salita documentary premieres in Maryland


Dmitriy Salita documentary premieres in Maryland

Film is titled "Orthodox Stance"

Press Release: The documentary feature film "Orthodox Stance", about Brooklyn’s Dmitriy Salita, a 25-year old immigrant from the Ukraine, who is both a top professional boxer and a rigorously observant Jew, had its world premiere at the Silverdocs: AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival in Silver Spring, Maryland on Wednesday night. “I couldn’t be happier to premiere the film at Silverdocs—which in just 5 years has emerged as one of the top film festivals in the world,” said producer Jason Hutt. “And since I grew up down the road in Potomac, Maryland, I’m thrilled that so many friends and family members will be able to share in the excitement.”

To deal with the discomfort of immigration, Dmitriy Salita turned to boxing.  To battle his fear of the ring, Dmitriy turned to God.  To overcome the loss of his mother, Dmitriy dedicated himself to both. Orthodox Stance is a portrait of Dmitriy and the colorful cast of characters—trainers, rabbis and promoters—working together to support his rare and remarkable devotion to both Orthodox Judaism and the pursuit of a professional boxing title.  Dmitriy is
currently undefeated after 28 professional fights as a junior welterweight (140 pounds) and is promoted by Lou DiBella and DiBella Entertainment.  

Sky Sitney, Director of Programming at Silverdocs.  “The film stands out for the extraordinarily charismatic subject it introduces—Dmitriy Salita—and its refreshing exploration of faith and secular life.”

Hutt stressed that you don’t need to know anything about boxing to enjoy the film.  “The film tells a universal story of a young man’s search for meaning in life, and because of that, audiences will be able to understand and appreciate boxing and boxers like never

The film is produced and directed by Jason Hutt, in association with BBC Storyville and Cactus Three Films, and received finishing funds from the National Foundation for Jewish Culture’s Fund for Jewish Documentary Filmmaking.