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  • Summary: This documentary reveals the story of the Jaradi's, a Jewish Yemenite family, one of many that were brought from Yemen to the US (Monroe, NY) by the Ultra orthodox Satmar Community which operates a propaganda machine against the immigration to Israel. (Ruth Diskin Films)
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. 80
    Chilling and thoroughly engrossing documentary.
  2. 60
    Given the complexity of this case and of the Satmar/Zionist feud, the documentary would've benefited from some dryly expert talking heads and a more conventional structure.
  3. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    60
    Offers a rare glimpse into the hermetic world of the Satmars.
  4. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    50
    Potentially shocking expose is weakened by one-sided reportage that leaves too many questions unanswered.
  5. Modest, disturbing documentary.
  6. Infuriating, but not for the reason filmmakers want it to be.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. L.Lawrence
    Jun 23, 2006
    10
    This was definitely a chilling movie. It's a very emotionally film and touhed me dearly. I don't think this was fair and they truly This was definitely a chilling movie. It's a very emotionally film and touhed me dearly. I don't think this was fair and they truly didn't get a fair shake. Expand
  2. [Anonymous]
    Jan 11, 2006
    0
    One-sided documentary with an agenda.