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ANUNORTHODOXEDUCATION

Thou Shalt Not Learn

לא תלמד

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An Unorthodox Education is a 40-minute documentary that exposes a shocking truth -- tens of thousands of Jewish schoolchildren graduate from ultra-Orthodox Brooklyn yeshiva high schools without the legally-mandated education they need to become independent adults. Some are never even taught how to read, write, or speak English.

 
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DIRECTOR + PRODUCER

JOE KOLMAN

PRODUCER

ELANA SIGALL

CINEMATOGRAPHER

ANNA ANDERSEN

EDITOR

GEORGE ITZHAK

CINEMATOGRAPHER

KALEN CHENG

ADDITIONAL CINEMATOGRAPHER

GIL FERMON

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER

YEHUDIS MOSKOVITS

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER

JUDY TASHBOOK SAFERN

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER

MAX DIAMOND

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ADVANCE PRAISE

An Unorthodox Education is a powerful indictment of the failures of the educational system within the ultra-Orthodox (Hareidi) communities of New York State. More than that, it documents in painful detail the human costs of these failures. This film is a must-see for anyone interested in education rights, religious freedom, and the intersection of those values in a system seemingly unwilling to enforce minimum standards that would insure that all children growing up within these communities are equipped to face life’s basic demands.

JEFFREY S. SHOULSON, Ph.D.

Professor of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages and Professor of Judaic Studies 

University of Connecticut

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