The PassengersDate: September 15, 2019Time: 10:00 am
Sun, Sept 15 • 10 am • Mandel JCC
Director: Ryan Porush, United States, Israel, Ethiopia, 2019, English/Hebrew & Amharic with English subtitles, 72 min
Two young Ethiopian Jews, Demoz and Gezi, undertake a grassroots mission to the United States to represent their abandoned community of over 9,000 Jews remaining in Ethiopia. Their objective, joining forces with American Jewish leaders to pressure the Israeli government into completing the Ethiopian aliyah to Israel, becomes an emotional journey of stress, homesickness, successes and failures, and personal growth.
Community Partner: Chagrin Documentary Film Fest