In their new documentary One of Us, acclaimed observational filmmakers Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady (Jesus Camp, Detropia) take a deep and moving look at the lives of three individuals who have chosen to leave the hugely insular world of Hasidic Judaism.
One of Us will have its World Premiere art the Toronto International Film Festival before launching, globally, on Netflix.
NETFLIX RELEASES TRAILER FOR ONE OF US, FROM AWARD-WINNING FILMMAKERS HEIDI EWING AND RACHEL GRADY, VERITE LOOK AT INSULAR HASIDIC WORLD, LAUNCHES OCT. 20
The Netflix Original Documentary, ONE OF US from Heidi Ewing & Rachel Grady launches October 20 globally on Netflix, following a World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.
In their new documentary ONE OF US, acclaimed observational filmmakers Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady (JESUS CAMP, DETROPIA) take 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. With their trademark sensitivity and keen interest in the nature of faith, Ewing & Grady chronicle these journeys towards personal freedom that comes at a very high cost.