One of Us

2017 | USA | NR | 96 min.


Bijou by the Bay Sat, Aug 4, 2018 9:00 AM
Old Town Playhouse Sun, Aug 5, 2018 6:00 PM
Film Info
Section:US Documentary
Release Year:2017
Runtime:96 min.
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Heidi Ewing
Rachel Grady
Produced by:Heidi Ewing
Rachel Grady
Cinematography:Alex Takats
Jenni Morello
Editing By:J.D. Marlow
Enat Sidi


What is the price of claiming your own identity? Imagine if standing up for yourself meant breaking with everything and everyone you knew, and meant being thwarted and intimidated every step of the way. And your reward? Entering a world you are unequipped for, and left feeling nostalgic for the community you’ve left behind. One of Us is the touching and dramatic story of Luzer, Etty, and Ari—three young people who are at various stages of leaving the most closed-off community in North America—the New York Hasidim. Oscar-nominated directors Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady (Detropia TCFF 2012, Jesus Camp 2006), manage to capture this sometimes life-threatening process over the course of three years. Regardless of the film’s almost thriller-like segments, or insights into the ultra-secretive community, One of Us is first and foremost a portrait of strength and courage.