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Israeli diplomat Asher Naim travels to Ethiopia to act as negotiator for the release of 15,000 Ethiopian Jews, hoping to save them from a country plagued by famine and civil war. This seemingly altruistic mission, however, is thrown into doubt and skepticism when Naim begins to suspect the rescue mission might be a publicity stunt for his home country, and the Ethiopians wonder whether they have been little more than pawns. At the same time that the escalating situation on the ground becomes combustible, Naim’s crisis of faith grows.

Why the festival committee chose this film:


This absorbing true story has been begging to be told for years. Informative and honest, it shows the struggle of Ethiopian Jews. Lots of tension and mood. Great elements.

Sponsored by: Corey Johnson of Scotia Bank Private Investment Counsel

  • Year
  • Runtime
    90 minutes
  • Language
    Amharic, English, Hebrew
  • Country
  • Director
    Micah Smith
  • Screenwriter
    Eitan Anner
  • Cast
    Samuel Calderon, Shai Fredo, Yoram Toledano