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Israel’s First Ethiopian Film
- Directed by: Shmuel Beru
- Starring: Meir Dessa, Tamar Yemla, Avinu Beru, Esther Rada, Danny Beru, Gili Yalu, Elmaz Abai, Yosi Vasa, Yaron Motola, Kfir Levi, Dan Volman, Maayan Samuel, Tavor Mansour, Rotay Vill, Solomon, Binyamin Beru, Cheklo Marsha, David Barhani and Kes Yosef Menashe
Gite Zrubavel, a proud Ethiopian Jew, struggles to hang onto his traditions and control of his family as events spiral out of his control. A daughter wants to marry against her parents’ wishes. A son is turning to crime. All the while, 12-year-old Itzhak, affectionately called “Spike Lee,” tells most of the story through the lens of his personal video camera, traveling the neighborhood and filming the mundane and the criminal.
See an untold chapter of the Jewish homeland’s immigrant story in this powerful new film from Israel’s first major Ethiopian director.
“Captures an authentically fresh angle on the generational/cultural divide separating tradition-minded [parents] and their rapidly assimilating children”
SAN FRANCISCO JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
“A heartwarming, honest and unsentimental depiction of Israeli [Ethiopians].” –THE NAHMIAS CIPHER REPORT
HAIFA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – Best Drama
TAORMINA FILM FESTIVAL SICILY – First Jury Award
INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALS
Haifa Int’l FF; Jerusalem Jewish FF; Palm Springs Int’l FF; NY Sephardic FF (NYC, Miami); Israeli FF (Paris); Addis Int’l FF (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia); Toronto Jewish FF; Taormina FF [Sicily]; San Francisco Jewish FF
- First Israeli film from an Ethiopian director and all-Ethiopian cast
- Multi-prize winner
- Viewed and praised at many film festivals
- A powerful immigrants’ story in an unusual setting
- An intimate look at a little-known Jewish ethnic group
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