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In Satmar Custody

In Satmar Custody (2003)

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Yahia Jaradi and his wife, Lauza Jaradi, were an Orthodox Jewish couple living in Yemen who were contemplating emigrating to Israel before they were approached by representatives of the Satmars, an ultra Orthodox and anti-Zionist sect based in upstate New York. The Jaradis were told that they would face difficulty and moral treachery in Israel, while employment and education were available to them within the Satmar community. The Jaradis took this advice and came to Rockland County, NY, but once

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Nitzan Gilady's modest, disturbing documentary tells the story of a couple recruited by an ultra-Orthodox Jewish sect to move from Yemen to the United States.

April 6, 2005 Full Review Source: New York Times
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Infuriating, but not for the reason filmmakers want it to be.

April 6, 2005
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Chilling and thoroughly engrossing.

April 5, 2005 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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As a case study of a particular immigrant family's experience, it's a chilling demonstration of the pitfalls lurking along the road to the American dream.

April 11, 2005 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
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Eye-opening documentary about a family that undergoes an awful domestic tragedy after moving from Yemen to a New York community dominated by an ultraorthodox, ultrastrict Judaic sect that considers Israel a bitter enemy.

April 7, 2005 Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor
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