"Leaving the fold" Canada, 2008, documentary, 52min, HD

"An insider look at the Hassidic Jewish community, through the eyes of young men and women thinking of breaking ranks from their communities..."


From the Hasidic enclaves of Montreal, Brooklyn and Jerusalem come stories of conflict, coercion and struggle. Tinged with pain and unexpected humor, Leaving the Fold documents the process by which our five heroes emerged from a strictly controlled society into a baffling secular world of endless choices: What should I wear? What shall I become? Who will I marry? Once everything was decided for them. Now they must decide for themselves. But the answers don’t always come easily.

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Leaving the fold

* Official Selection, Montreal Film Festival, 2008

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