One of Us

Director:Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady
Premiere:10. March 2018
Length:95 minutes

Category: Americana

Director: Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady

America’s ultra-Orthodox Jewish community is bound by strong family and religious ties, which makes leaving it nearly impossible. Those who opt to do so face a tough test of courage and perseverance.

The strictly conservative nature of the Orthodox Jewish community in the United States became even more marked in the second half of the 20th century, both in reaction to the Holocaust and because of the increasing secularisation of society in general. The community binds its members with strict rules, and, at the same time, provides them with a specific environment and certainty. The traditional lifestyle does not suit everyone, but it is extraordinarily difficult to leave the community. The Footsteps organization is available to support those who choose to do so; however, the journey to a normal life is not easy even with its help. After leaving her violent husband, Etty lost custody of her children in court. And Ari, who experienced childhood sexual abuse within the community, does not believe that the perpetrators will ever be punished.



Find your film

This website use cookies to provide personalised content for you, enhanced security, statistics about visitors and better feedback to us. By clicking and navigating through the website you agree this website use cookies. Find more information about using cookies by our website here.