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First Trailer for Heidi Ewing & Rachel Grady's Hasidic Doc 'One of Us'

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September 7, 2017
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One of Us Doc Trailer

"Nobody leaves the Hasidic community unless they're willing to pay the price." Netflix has debuted the trailer for a documentary called One of Us, the latest feature film from acclaimed filmmakers Heidi Ewing & Rachel Grady. Produced over three years in secret, this film takes a very close look at the Hasidic Jewish community in New York (based mostly in Brooklyn). The film focuses on three people who have decided to leave: Etty, a mother of seven, as she decides to leave a violent marriage and divorce her husband; Ari, a teenager on the verge of manhood who is struggling with addiction and the effects of childhood abuse; and Luzer, an actor who, despite having found success in the secular world, still wrestles with his decision eight years earlier to leave. One of Us features Ewing & Grady's "trademark sensitivity and keen interest in the nature of faith" examining this desire for personal freedom that comes at a high cost. Looks very powerful.

Here's the trailer for Heidi Ewing & Rachel Grady's documentary One of Us, direct from YouTube:

One of Us Documentary

One of Us Documentary

One of Us takes a deep and moving look at the lives of three individuals who have chosen to leave the hugely insular world of Hasidic Judaism. The film follows Etty, a mother of seven, as she decides to leave a violent marriage and divorce her husband; Ari, a teenager on the verge of manhood who is struggling with addiction and the effects of childhood abuse; and Luzer, an actor who, despite having found success in the secular world, still wrestles with his decision eight years earlier to leave the Hasidic community. Produced over three years, One of Us offers unique and intimate access to the lives of all three as they deal not only with questions of their beliefs but also with the consequences of leaving the only community they have ever known. One of Us is directed by acclaimed documentary filmmakers Heidi Ewing & Rachel Grady, of the docs Jesus Camp, 12th & Delaware, Detropia, and Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You previously. This will premiere at the Toronto Film Festival this month. Netflix will then release Ewing & Grady's documentary One of Us in select theaters + streaming starting October 20th this fall. Interested?

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Reader Feedback - 7 Comments

1

Closed communities. Scary thing indeed ...

shiboleth on Sep 7, 2017

2

Those wigs they make the women wear are terrible.

DAVIDPD on Sep 7, 2017

3

Those are hats David

Bill the Actor on Sep 7, 2017

4

No they aren't. The women are made to wear wigs in Hasidic Orthodox Judaism.

DAVIDPD on Sep 7, 2017

5

David, please. I live in a jewish neighborhood in LA. I think I know what I'm talking about. They are wearing hats.

Bill the Actor on Sep 7, 2017

6

Sorry, this setting is not "the Jewish neighborhood in LA", it is New York City. Please don't assume all sects of Judaism are the same. In Hasidic Orthodox Judaism the women are made to wear wigs once married. You could take 2 minutes and look it up online. Google "sheitel".

DAVIDPD on Sep 8, 2017

7

People are so messed up man. I read a great book on this topic how to get rid of all these people messing up society. Have you read it?

Bill the Actor on Sep 7, 2017

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