Unorthodox, between Brooklyn and Berlin: Deborah Feldman, Maria Schrader, and Michael Brenner

Tuesday, September 15, 1:00 PM EST

Since premiering on Netflix earlier this year, the German-American drama series Unorthodox, unfolding between Brooklyn and Berlin, has proven a hit with audiences and critics alike. Now nominated for Emmys in eight categories including Outstanding Directing and Outstanding Limited Series, Unorthodox is poised for even greater accolades and recognition.

Ahead of the 2020 Emmys on Sept. 20, join us for a special conversation with author Deborah Feldman and Unorthodox director Maria Schrader. Moderated by Michael Brenner, Director of American University’s Center for Israel Studies, the event—which will include an interactive Q&A—is hosted by JxJ and the German Embassy Washington.

Loosely based on Deborah Feldman’s 2012 bestselling autobiography “Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots”, Unorthodox explores complex historical, cultural and emotional terrain. In moving between richly detailed worlds, religious and secular, on both sides of the Atlantic, its central story revolves around a universal theme: the right to discover your true self, and to have your own voice.

Whether you’ve been watching the series on repeat, or have yet to take it in, the discussion is sure to provide fascinating insights into the underlying themes and creative practices that went into bringing this captivating story to the screen.

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