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"The Unorthodox"

Festivals & FairsThe Unorthodox

Back by popular demand! An audience favorite at JxJ 2019. When Yakov Cohen's (Shuli Rand, Ushpizin) daughter is expelled from school for "ethnic reasons," he decides to fight back. It's 1983, and Cohen is a regular Jerusalemite with no money, connections or political experience. What he has in spades, however, is the passionate will to take action on behalf of Sephardic Jews who've too long been treated as second class citizens. The Unorthodox brings to life the stunning rise of Israel's Shas political party, through the story of Cohen's improbable campaign — one full of love for his fellow man and equally animated by a great sense of humor and a whole lot of rage. This runaway hit was the Opening Night film at the Jerusalem International Film Festival, the Miami Jewish Film Festival and the Seattle Jewish Film Festival.
March 07, 2020
March 07, 2020
Cafritz Hall 1529 16th St NW Washington, District of Columbia United States
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