One of Us2017
One of Us (2017)
Critic Consensus: Harrowing and heartbreaking, One of Us offers an intimate, revealing glimpse inside a notoriously private community and those who would dare defy it.
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They had no interest in making an "objective documentary," although I doubt the Hasidim would have made themselves available to two women with a camera and their own hair.
One of Us offers a rare window into a highly insular community that is often misunderstood, or tacitly sanctioned for fear of stoking anti-semitism.
This is complex and often explosive subject matter, and in examining it, the excellent team of Ewing and Grady tread as carefully as they can.
Yet though none of the subjects, connected to different degrees to the Satmar sect, regrets leaving and joining the wider world, their after stories as well as their before ones touch on loneliness, insecurity and even trauma.
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Although it loses momentum and becomes repetitious in its second half, this is a solid and very interesting documentary that works as a nice companion piece to Jesus Camp, as it also offers us a disturbing - and even terrifying - look at the harmful side of religion.
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