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Unorthodox

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Overview

Synopsis

At sixteen, Anna Wexler had broken away from her Orthodox Jewish community in New Jersey, rejecting its religious doctrine and social restrictions, and severing ties to her family. She ran away from home, slept on the streets, and experimented with sex and drugs alongside friends who had also left the Orthodox world. However, after studying in Israel, her friends had a change of heart and returned to the fold. Feeling betrayed, Anna launches a quest to understand their transformation by following three rebellious Jewish teenagers in their yearlong rite-of-passage journey from high school to Israel. As Anna follows the characters, she confronts difficult truths about belief and happiness, and is forced to reckon with her past.

Stage
finished
Running time
90 minutes

Credits

  • Anna Wexler ... Co-Director, Co-Producer, Co-Editor, Co-Writer

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Unorthodox Productions, LLC
Country
United States
Years of Production
2004-2013
Locations
United States, Israel

Distribution Details

Release year
2013
Festivals
Boston Jewish Film Festival, DOC NYC
Broadcast (Prod.)
WGBH
Language
English

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