One of Us: Ewing and Grady’s Docu about Hasidic Jusaism

In their new documentary ONE OF US, filmmakers Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady (Jesus Camp, Detroia) take a deep look at the lives of three individuals who have chosen to leave the 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 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 sensitivity and keen interest in the nature of faith, Ewing and Grady chronicle these journeys towards personal freedom that comes at a very high cost.
LOKI FILMS is a New York based non-fiction film production company founded by Oscar nominated directors Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady (Jesus Camp). The directors have explored unknown worlds, taking an honest approach to delicate subject matter.
One of Us is the sixth feature length collaboration between Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing. Last year they debuted Norman Lear: Just Another Version of Youa dynamic portrait of the legendary producer. In 2012 they released DETROPIA, an arresting exploration of Detroit and its struggle to transform itself into a new and innovative place. Other work includes 12th & Delaware (HBO, Peabody winner) and The Boys of Baraka (Emmy winner).
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