synopsis

There has been a Jewish community in Ethiopia for 2000 years. The origin of this community is still a matter of speculation and dispute since they were cut off from global Jewish communities until the mid-19th century. An intimate look at the Jewish community in Gondar, Ethiopia, where people have been waiting for 20 years to emigrate to Israel. Today, approximately 14,000 members of this community remain in Gondar and Addis Ababa, awaiting the chance to complete their journey to the Promised Land.

cast

Getu Mele, Inoa Aysheshm, Sitotaw Alene

directed by

Peter Decherney, Sosena Solomon

director's bio

Peter Decherney is an award-winning author, filmmaker, and teacher. His most recent film is a virtual reality docuseries "The Heart of Puerto Rico" about artists after Hurricane Maria. Sosena Solomon is an award-winning social documentary film and multimedia visual artist from Ethiopia. Her films include "Merkato," filmed on location in one of Africa's largest open-air markets.

producer

Peter Decherney, Sosena Solomon

runtime

25 minutes

country

Ethiopia, US

category

Short Documentary

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