YouTuber and video maker Peter Santenello has had a desire to tell the stories about communities that mainstream media won’t cover. He’s traveled all over the world, sharing an insider’s perspective on less known communities. A few months ago, he was invited to Brooklyn to meet and film many members of the Hasidic community. He and most of his hundreds of thousands of YouTube viewers walked away with a profoundly different understanding of the community and a newfound respect.
In this interview we touch on why mainstream media repeats the same stories over and over again, how Peter got connected with the community, what his views were beforehand and how his views about Hasidim changed after spending time with them.