In Satmar Custody

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In Satmar Custody

The film reveals the story of the Jaradis, a Jewish Yemenite family, one of many that were brought from Yemen to the US by the Ultra orthodox Satmar Community which operates a propaganda machine against the immigration to Israel. The story exposes a deep cultural gap between the Yemenite families and the Yiddish Satmar Community that became distractive and tragic to families who have traveled thousands of miles to an entirely different planet of their own, with strange rules, norms, morals and lifestyles. Still in Yemen, Yemenite Jewish families are brainwashed by skillful missionaries, unable to defend themselves in the eye of this intricate and deceptive operation. The film follows the life of Yahia and Lauza Jaradi who were brought from Yemen into the Satmar Community.

Festivals and Awards:

Full list of festivals; Audience Award at the Marseille Documentary Film Festival, France, 2003; Alaska Jewish Film Festival, USA, 2007; L.A. Sephardic Jewish Film Festival, USA, 2006; Vancouver Jewish Film Festival, Canada, 2005; Harrisburg Jewish Film Festival, USA, 2005; Brandeis Jewish Film Festival, USA, 2005; San Diego Jewish Film Festival, USA, 2005; Cork International Film Festival, Ireland, 2004; Cape Town World Cinema Festival, South Africa, 2004; Hamilton Jewish Film Festival, Canada, 2004; Rome International Film Festival, Italy, 2004; Best of Input- Encounters Interantional Film Festival, South Africa, 2004; Budapest Israeli Film Week, Hungary, 2004; Toronto Jewish Film Festival, Canada, 2004; Munich International Documentary Film Festival, Germany, 2004; The Jerusalem International Film Festival, Isarel, 2003;

Director: Nitzan Gilady

Producer: Nitzan Gilady

Production Company: Yona Productions

Cinematographer: Yaron Orbach

Editor: Ron Goldman

Soundtrack Editor: Aviv Aldema

Original Soundtrack: Ophir Leibovitch

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, Noga Communications - Channel 8, Soros Documentary Fund, SBS Australia

Distributor: Ruth Diskin Ltd.

Subtitles: Hebrew, English

Film Name in Hebrew: בחזקת סאטמר

The film reveals the story of the Jaradis, a Jewish Yemenite family, one of many that were brought from Yemen to the US by the Ultra orthodox Satmar Community which operates a propaganda machine against the immigration to Israel. The story exposes a deep cultural gap between the Yemenite families and the Yiddish Satmar Community that became distractive and tragic to families who have traveled thousands of miles to an entirely different planet of their own, with strange rules, norms, morals and lifestyles. Still in Yemen, Yemenite Jewish families are brainwashed by skillful missionaries, unable to defend themselves in the eye of this intricate and deceptive operation. The film follows the life of Yahia and Lauza Jaradi who were brought from Yemen into the Satmar Community.

Festivals and Awards:

Full list of festivals; Audience Award at the Marseille Documentary Film Festival, France, 2003; Alaska Jewish Film Festival, USA, 2007; L.A. Sephardic Jewish Film Festival, USA, 2006; Vancouver Jewish Film Festival, Canada, 2005; Harrisburg Jewish Film Festival, USA, 2005; Brandeis Jewish Film Festival, USA, 2005; San Diego Jewish Film Festival, USA, 2005; Cork International Film Festival, Ireland, 2004; Cape Town World Cinema Festival, South Africa, 2004; Hamilton Jewish Film Festival, Canada, 2004; Rome International Film Festival, Italy, 2004; Best of Input- Encounters Interantional Film Festival, South Africa, 2004; Budapest Israeli Film Week, Hungary, 2004; Toronto Jewish Film Festival, Canada, 2004; Munich International Documentary Film Festival, Germany, 2004; The Jerusalem International Film Festival, Isarel, 2003;

Director: Nitzan Gilady

Producer: Nitzan Gilady

Production Company: Yona Productions

Cinematographer: Yaron Orbach

Editor: Ron Goldman

Soundtrack Editor: Aviv Aldema

Original Soundtrack: Ophir Leibovitch

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, Noga Communications - Channel 8, Soros Documentary Fund, SBS Australia

Distributor: Ruth Diskin Ltd.

Subtitles: Hebrew, English

Film Name in Hebrew: בחזקת סאטמר

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