The Unorthodox

When Yakov Cohen’s daughter is expelled from school for ethnic reasons, he decides to fight back. It’s 1983 and Yakov, a printer in Jerusalem, is just a regular guy. He has no knowledge, no money, no connections and no political experience. But he does have the will and the passion to take action, and a belief that he and and other Sephardic Jews should be able to hold their heads up high. Yakov brings two friends along and together they start the first ethnic political group in Jerusalem, with an operation characteristic of the people they represent: not the suit-wearing types, but rather the people working their way up from the bottom. Their operation is informal, full of love for their fellow man, animated by a great sense of humor and a whole lot of rage. (From: https://www.jff.org.il/en/event/21274 )

Year:
2018
Length:
92 minutes
Country:
Director:
Elian Malka
Genre:
Poster for The Unorthodox

Shown at

  1. 19th Festival of Israeli Cinema in Paris - 2019
  2. 29th Annual San Diego Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  3. Atlanta Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  4. Barshop JCC Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  5. Boca Raton Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  6. East Bay International Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  7. Gainesville Jewish Film Fest - 2019
  8. Harrisburg Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  9. Houston Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  10. Israel Film Festival Los Angeles - 2018
  11. Israeli Film Festival of Philadelphia - 2019
  12. Jewish Film Festival of Grand Rapids - 2019
  13. JFilm Festival (Pittsburgh) - 2019
  14. Lenore Marwil Jewish Film Festival (Detroit) - 2019
  15. Maine Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  16. Miami Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  17. New Jersey Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  18. New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  19. Ring Family Wesleyan University Israel Film Festival - 2019
  20. Seattle Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  21. SERET - The UK Israeli Film & TV Festival - 2019
  22. Toronto Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  23. Winnipeg International Jewish Film Festival - 2019

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