FILM ZOOM DISCUSSION MAY 8, 2021
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Participants can join the film discussion for free from their phone, desktop, mobile and tablet devices.You can join via video and audio or audio alone. After registering you will receive an email with the Zoom details.
400 MILES TO FREEDOM
In 1984, the Beta Israel, a secluded 2,500-year-old community of observant Jews in the northern Ethiopian mountains, fled a dictatorship and began a secret and dangerous journey of escape. Co-director Avishai Mekonen, then 10 years old, was among them. In this film, he breaks his 20-year silence about the brutal kidnapping he endured as a child in Sudan during his community's exodus out of Africa. This life-defining event launches an inquiry into identity, leading him to African, Asian and Latino Jews in Israel and the U.S.