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One of Us (2017)

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Penetrating the insular world of New York's Hasidic community, focusing on three individuals driven to break away despite threats of retaliation.
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Penetrating the insular world of New York's Hasidic community, focusing on three individuals driven to break away despite threats of retaliation.

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Well made but sad because these folks are so helpless
24 October 2017 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"One of Us" is a documentary about some folks who have become disenchanted with the Hessidic Jewish community...a group in which blind obedience is expected. For example, one lady was horribly abused by her Hessidic husband...but the community has banded together to fight her in her attempt to retain custody of her kids. Another was raped at a Hessidic camp as a child...and left because the community refused to take any action and the pedophile is still apparently in this position! Another discontended man is shown...a man who had to literally walk away from his wife and kids because he was not willing to blindly follow the group's every requirement...such as not reading books, using the internet or having anything else to do with the outside world. The way the community work together to suppress these folks and disempower them is frightening...especially since local government (New York City) seems unwilling to deal with the physical and sexual abuse and the abuse of custody laws. Overall, a very sad and depressing documentary that should be seen...as it shows a side of America that seems, well, un-American.


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20 October 2017 (USA) See more »

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