Tuesday, February 10, 2009


This documentary series gives an unprecedented insight into Jewish life in Britain today. For those that have had trouble accessing Veoh videos, it may be the case that if the video is smaller than 30 minutes long, that you can watch it without the Veoh Player...but this is an unconfirmed rumor.

PART ONE - The Prisoner
It begins with the story of ultra-orthodox Hasidic Jew Samuel Leibowitz, who has multiple convictions for international drug-smuggling.

Filmmaker Vanessa Engle follows him as he comes out of prison and returns to his community, documenting his re-entry into ultra-orthodox life to discover whether he can overcome his transgressions and live once again as an observant Hasidic Jew.

PART TWO - The Next Generation
This episode looks at the psychological inheritance of the Holocaust. It may have taken place over half a century ago, but the children of refugees and survivors still find themselves carrying the inherited trauma from the past in their everyday lives.

A reflection on the second generation experience which explores how the past informs the present and how history lives on inside our heads.

PART THREE - Keeping the Faith
This episode tells the story of 52-year-old millionaire philanthropist Jonathan Faith.

Former owner of high street chain Faith shoes, he retired from the business to devote himself to trying to reverse the decline in the observant Jewish population, which is currently a mere 270,000 people. He spends his fortune not on yachts, but on a mission to prevent religious Jews in Britain from becoming extinct.

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