<p>Shalom Y'all is a documentary feature film about the Jewish experience in the American South as told through the eyes of a native son and the cultural cousins he encounters. At the center of the story is filmmaker, Brian Bain, a third generation southern Jew from New Orleans, in search of his cultural roots. Traveling in an old Cadillac like the kind his one-hundred-year-old grandfather drove as a hat and tie salesman on the same roads, Brian takes the viewer 4200 miles through Delta flatlands, coastal low country, mountain passes, small towns, suburban subdivisions and sprawling sunbelt metropoleis to discover a vibrant regional culture that blends the Old World with the New South. Through his search for a balance between modern life and ancient traditions, the filmmaker paints a post modern picture of American life at the beginning of a new century.
The film chronicles the Jewish people and places encountered along the way ￢ﾀﾓ a small-town store owner; an African American-Jewish police chief named Reuben Greenberg; the town that once claimed to be the "Catskills of the South;" a Golden Gloves boxer; a former Congressman, a kosher butcher, a hoop-skirted tour guide, Kinky</p>