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"Unorthodox" - Netflix Viewing Party

Submitted by Michael Neininger on November 4, 2020 - 8:12pm
  • "Unorthodox" - Netflix Viewing Party
    "Unorthodox" - Netflix Viewing Party
  • Diversity in Germany Film Series
    Diversity in Germany Film Series
  • With generous support by the German Embassy in Washington
    With generous support by the German Embassy in Washington

Unorthodox is a German-American miniseries that debuted on Netflix on 26 March 2020. The first Netflix series to be primarily in Yiddish, it is inspired by Deborah Feldman's 2012 autobiography, Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots.

Esty, a 19-year-old Jewish woman, is living unhappily in an arranged marriage among an ultra-Orthodox community in Brooklyn, NYC. She runs away to Berlin, where her estranged mother lives, and tries to navigate a secular life, discovering life outside her community and rejecting all of the beliefs she grew up with. Her husband, who learns that she is pregnant, travels to Berlin with his cousin, by order of their rabbi, to try to find her.

"Unorthodox" - Netflix Viewing Party

Students will have the option of participating in a synchronous screening of the
German series “Unorthodox” and subsequent discussion via a Netflix viewing party.
Students will get 25 extra credits for taking part in the whole Netflix party!


10/29 2:30pm Netflix Party: Series Unorthodox Episode 1

10/05 2:30pm Netflix Party: Series Unorthodox Episode 2

11/12 2:30pm Netflix Party: Series Unorthodox Episode 3

11/19 2:30pm Netflix Party: Series Unorthodox Episode 4

Online Meeting Link washington.zoom.us…
Event types Meetings, Screenings, Special Events
Event sponsors Department of Germanics;
Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany Washington

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