‘One of Us’: Film Review | TIFF 2017

September 10, 2017 – Hollywood Reporter

The directors of ‘Jesus Camp’ explore the high price of freedom for three Hasidic Jews who left the fold.

Think what it would take for someone born into such a tightly guarded culture to pick up and leave.

That’s precisely the struggle that One of Us illuminates. Following three former Hasidim over a fraught and eventful three-year period, Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady have made their most powerful and complex film. Netflix plans to stream it worldwide in the fall, and its deeply personal insights into a shrouded subculture should generate a wide viewership.

While Etty, Luzer and Ari are among a minority, it’s a significant enough minority to keep the not-for-profit organization Footsteps busy, providing social and vocational guidance for people who have left ultra-Orthodox sects.

They’ve crafted compassionate, hard-hitting studies of works in progress ‘” portraits that may disclose dark secrets of a circumscribed world, but which also tap into something regrettably universal.

Coming to Netflix on October 20th

Watch One of Us trailer here.

Read the full review here.