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A hybrid documentary film that follows Israeli diplomat, Asher Naim, on a seemingly insurmountable mission to bring 15,000 Ethiopian Jews to Israel. As Asher learns more about these African Jews, he finds himself between worlds and facing a crisis of faith in himself and his country.


Asher Naim, an Israeli diplomat, is sent to Ethiopia to negotiate the release of 15,000 Ethiopian Jews from a country collapsing under famine and civil war. Working with his Ethiopian-Israeli colleagues who, themselves, immigrated to Israel a decade earlier, Asher begins to question if the Israeli government is using the operation as part of an elaborate publicity stunt to prove to the world that Zionism isn’t Racism. At the same time, the Ethiopians themselves question whether they are pawns in this scheme. With rebel forces closing in on the capital, Asher’s faith in his mission crumbles as he navigates the treacherous world of bureaucracy and politics.

  • Year
    2022
  • Runtime
    90 minutes
  • Language
    English, Amharic, Hebrew w/subtitles
  • Country
    Israel
  • Premiere
    Boca Raton/Delray Beach
  • Director
    Micah Smith
  • Screenwriter
    Eitan Anner
  • Cast
    Yoram Toledano, Shai Ferdo, Sarit Wuvet
  • Cinematographer
    Amos Raphaeli
  • Editor
    Gilad Inbar