Leaving the Fold
"Leaving the Fold" is a documentary film about young Hassidic or ultra-Orthodox Jews in Montreal, New York and Israel who can no longer tolerate living in the world in which they were born. They are prepared to turn their backs on their relationships with their parents, their siblings and their sheltered community to make their way into secular society. "Leaving the Fold" will follow the lives of several young Hassids, both male and female, 18 to 23 years old as they try to free themselves from a most colourful yet repressed community, to enter our baffling world of endless choices. This is a film about spiritual journeys in the opposite direction, from the constraints and the strange beauty of religious fundamentalism to the uncertainties of personal freedom.
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