One of Us — Trailer

source:   netflix.com

added: Thu, Sep 7th '17

From Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady, the Oscar-nominated documentary filmmakers behind "Jesus Camp" and "Detropia," comes a new fascinating exploration into the unexplored world of New York's ultra-orthodox Hasidic communities.

Check out the trailer for "One of Us," which chronicles the lives of several former Hasidic followers who have chosen to leave their strict Jewish neighborhoods at the cost of losing their friends and family.

The documentary will have its world premiere this weekend at the Toronto International Film Festival, and will then be released on Netflix on Friday, October 20th.

synopsis:
One of Us explores the opaque world of Hasidic Judaism through a cadre of fascinating characters. Through unique and intimate access over the span of three years, acclaimed observational filmmakers Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady (Jesus Camp, Detropia) delve into the lives of three brave individuals who have recently made the decision to leave the insular ultra-orthodox community at the expense of all else, including relationships with their family members and - in one case - their personal safety. With a sensitive and compassionate eye, One of Us chronicles the achingly cinematic journey of people in search of a personal freedom that comes only at a very high cost.

 

directed by   Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady

release date   October 20, 2017 (on Netflix)

 
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