The Unorthodox

Completed Films / Drama

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When Yakov Cohen’s daughter was expelled from school, he decided to establish a parallel institution. He had no knowledge, no money, no connections and no PR but he had the strong will to take action that would allow him and other Sephardic Jews to hold their heads up high. He brought two friends along, and they started the first ethnic political group in Israel . Today, the Sfarad’s Guards political party– is an empire, an institution, even a brand with significant implications to society. Yakov Cohen, is still working at his printing house at the Bukharan Quarter in the heart of Jerusalem city.

Feature film by: Eliran Malca

Year of Production: 2017

Supported by: Israel film fund, The Jerusalem film fund, Gesher fund