One of Us (2017)
October 21, 2017 12:31 PM - Subscribe

Penetrating the insular world of New York's Hasidic community, focusing on three individuals driven to break away despite threats of retaliation. Directed by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady, also the creators of Jesus Camp.

This documentary became available on Netflix on October 20.
posted by lauranesson (3 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I LOVED Jesus Camp and had no idea the creators had a new documentary out. I'll be checking out this one for sure if it is available on Canadian Netflix. I'm especially interested in it because I read Deborah Feldman's memoir Unorthodox--excellent book.
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 3:58 PM on October 22, 2017

It was interesting but a bit over the top at times.
posted by k8t at 12:31 AM on October 26, 2017

It could have used a bit more perspective. I'm guessing those depicted were all Satmars. The Lubavitchers are a much larger segment of the Chasidic world (and they find their way into Footsteps as well) but the Satmars are made to stand for all Chasidim.
posted by Obscure Reference at 5:53 AM on October 29, 2017

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