With their impressive documentaries, “The Boys of Baraka,” “Jesus Camp,” and “Detropia,” directors Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady have explored the formative relationship shared between environments and their inhabitants — a dynamic that also serves as the focus of “One of Us,” their incisive new film about young New Yorkers trying to break free from their Hasidic Judaism community.
Employing intimate, evocative aesthetics to amplify their material’s heart-wrenching power, the filmmakers craft a harrowing portrait of trauma, bravery and insular societal oppression.
“One of Us” will be available on Netflix on October 20.
Watch the trailer below and read the story at Variety.
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