Canvey - The Promised Island is a Documentary programme.

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Canvey - The Promised Island

Europe's largest ultra-Orthodox Jewish community has lived in Stamford Hill, London, since the late 1800s. But with rents soaring, they are on the move. This film follows the Hasidic community as some of them look to relocate to Canvey Island, on the River Thames estuary. Both the Hasid and the Canvey Islanders are aware of the challenges of integration. With unique access to this tightly closed community, we follow Naftali and Miriam Noe and their four children from Stamford Hill as they join the 25 Hasidic families who have already made the move to Canvey. Chris Fenwick, a lifelong Canvey Islander, pub landlord and manager of the rock and roll band Dr Feelgood, has devised a plan to integrate everyone. He is inviting his new neighbours to a gig in his pub, taking the Hasidic children on a guided tour of the Island, and with the help of Reverend David Tudor and the next mayor of Canvey, Barry Campagna, hoping to bring both sides together during a meal at his pub.

Genre: Documentary

Running Time: 40 minutes (approx)

When is Canvey - The Promised Island next on TV?

It's next showing on BBC 2 Tomorrow, 4:05am and on BBC 2 Northern Ireland Tomorrow, 4:05am. See more...