Thursday Cinema
One of Us

Salt Beyoğlu

June 28, 2018 19.00

10oneofus 2017 <i>One of Us</i> [Bizden Biri] (2017) filminden bir kare 
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Still from One of Us [Bizden Biri] (2017)
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One of Us (2017)
Director: Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady
95 minutes
English and Yiddish; Turkish and English subtitles

Through an intimate and rare two-year span, this documentary imparts the lives of three courageous individuals who made the decision to separate themselves from all that they knew. Once members of the extreme insular Hasidic community in New York, these three unique narratives resolve in one striking resemblance: at the expense of all else, including family, friends, community and religion, they are driven to break away despite threats of ostracism, retaliation and total isolation.

Based on the observations of filmmakers Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady, who as outsiders to the community captured even the most remarkable events and dialogues, the film explores the universal themes of value within the community versus individuality, and how much claim either has on identity.

Thursday Cinema is supported by Garanti Mortgage. Program is free. Reservations are not accepted.