Starring: YaŽl Abecassis; Moshe Agazai;Moshe Abebe;Yitzhak Edgar;Roschdy Zem
Director: Radu Mihaileanu
Runtime: 143 min
Release Year: 2005
In 1984, an operation by the Israeli secret service airlifted thousands of Falashas, Ethiopian Jews displaced by civil war and famine, to seek solace and refuge in Israel. An Ethiopian Christian widow urges the mother of a deceased boy to take her 9-year-old son and instructs him to ‘become’ Jewish in order to survive. Once in Israel, he encounters isolation and loneliness as he longs for his mother and stumbles in a society that does not fully accept him. The film recounts his journey as a young boy, a teenager and a fully grown adult as he learns to live with the drastic changes of his adopted home. Comming Soon!