Leaving the Fold

Tuesday, June 23 at 6 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT

In its Canadian debut, Leaving the Fold tells the story of five young people born and raised within an ultra-Orthodox Jewish world who no longer wish to remain on the inside. The featured subjects in the film grew up in a sheltered society where deviation from the rules of conduct is often punishable by ostracism, intimidation or worse. As young adults they pay a steep price for abandoning their parents and community to seek the freedom to make their own choices.

From the Hasidic enclaves of Montreal, Brooklyn and Jerusalem, the filmmakers unveil stories of conflict coercion and struggle. Leaving the Fold is a film about complex, spiritual journeys in the opposite direction. It was written and directed by Eric R. Scott and produced by Frederic Bohbot and Evan Beloff.

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