In Satmar Custody (2005)

In Satmar Custody




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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 … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Faith & Spirituality, Special Interest
Directed By:
Written By: Nitzan Gilady
In Theaters:
Yona Productions


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All Critics (6) | Top Critics (4)

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.

Full Review… | April 6, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

Infuriating, but not for the reason filmmakers want it to be.

April 6, 2005
New York Post
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Chilling and thoroughly engrossing.

Full Review… | April 5, 2005
Village Voice
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Full Review… | April 7, 2005
AV Club
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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.

Full Review… | April 11, 2005
TV Guide's Movie Guide

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.

Full Review… | April 7, 2005
Christian Science Monitor

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