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‘My Unorthodox Life’ gives Unorthodox the TV soap treatment

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Published: 20 July 2021

Last updated: 4 March 2024

The new Netflix series about a mother who leaves her Haredi community in New York, and brings her two kids with her, has been criticised for trivialising the issue

Julia Haart has a message for ‘My Unorthodox Life’ critics: Watch before you judge me (JTA)

‘My children are still religious’: More from our interview with Julia Haart of ‘My Unorthodox Life’ (JTA)

Netflix’s My Unorthodox Life is more bravo docusoap than real-life Unorthodox (Time)

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Israeli director Nadav Lapid’s ‘Ahed’s Knee’ wins jury prize at Cannes (Times of Israel)
Lapid, 46, considered a rising star of Israeli cinema, said that the film was loosely based around his own experiences, with what he called growing political pressure in Israel on artists to avoid controversial topics and a willingness of some to comply.

Speaking ahead of the win, Lapid told AFP his biggest concern was how such moves forced artists to censor themselves, relating how he received a call from an Israeli official, inviting him to present a film in a remote desert village, but also asking him to sign a form promising to stick to certain approved subjects

Photo: screen capture from My Unorthodox Life (Netflix)

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