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Presented by the Capital Jewish Museum. Sponsored by The Haberman Institute for Jewish Studies and JxJ, a program of the Edlavitch DC JCC

Separate registration required for a moderated conversation on February 24 at 7:00 PM with director and producer Ryan Porush, and Dr. David Elcott, moderated by Capital Jewish Museum's Museum Educator Stephany Fry and members of the Capital Jewish Museum Teen Council. Register for the conversation here.

The Passengers tells the story of the final community of Ethiopian Jews and its struggle to immigrate to Israel. While on a fateful trip to America as part of a grassroots advocacy campaign, a pair of Ethiopian best friends confront culture shock, homesickness and the pressures of representing their abandoned community. With intimate access and detailed historical context, their own journey reveals the thorny politics surrounding Ethiopian and American Jewry, and the Zionist ideal.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    70 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    Israel, Ethiopia
  • Director
    Ryan Porush