Disgraced tells the high-profile story of a British woman who was brought into the fold of an ultra-orthodox Jewish community in Vienna, Austria, only to become victim of a hidden culture which punishes those who don’t play by their rules.
Eight years ago, British Cambridge University graduate Beth Alexander moved to Vienna and married into the Orthodox Haredi Jewish community.
Five years later, in a bizarre twist, Beth’s ex ex-husband was awarded sole custody of their twin sons, Sammy and Benji, and Beth was cut off from all contact with her children. It’s a case that hit the headlines in both the Austrian and British Media, with allegations of corruption and a lens being cast on the Jewish ultra ultra-orthodoxy.
This intimate, observational documentary follows Beth’s journey from mother, to outcast, to campaigner and looks at how she has continued to fight for justice to try and get her two boys back.