“Leaving the Fold” highlighted in the Winnipeg Free Press

Quitter le bercail (2008)

The Winnipeg Free Press saw something universal in Eric Scott’s 2008 film “Leaving the Fold” – in the clash between strict religious practice and “the serpent of modernity”:

Leaving The Fold: Film explores Orthodox Jews who leave family’s repressive ‘fold’

Evangelical Christians, Mennonites, Hutterites, Muslims — no strict religious sect can shield all its youth from temptation by the serpent of modernity. In Leaving the Fold, a modest though often affecting documentary, Montreal director Eric Scott surveys the problem from the perspective of Orthodox Jewry.

– Morley Walker – February 20, 2009 – Winnipeg Free Press

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