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Leaving the Fold

Leaving the Fold

What happens when a person is born a Hasidic Jew, but knows that they don’t belong?

Filmed in Montreal, New York and Israel. Leaving the Fold is a documentary film, which tells the story of five young people born and raised within the ultra-Orthodox Jewish world who no longer wish to remain on the inside. As children they grew up in a closed society where deviation from the rules of conduct is often punishable by ostracism, intimidation or worse. As young adults they pay a steep price for abandoning their parents and community to seek the freedom to make their own choices.

Winner of Best Documentary at the Religion Today Film Festival in 2009
Official selection at the 2009 Montreal World Film Festival

Directed by: Eric Scott
Canada, 2008
Documentary
English
52 Minutes

Leaving the Fold