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Film screening & discussion: "Live and Become"

Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia 140 Views

The Alliance Ethio-Française of Addis-Ababa is a non-profit organization fostering cultural and linguistic exchanges between France and Ethiopia since 1907. Its main mission is teachi...

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Jun 7, 2019 6:00PM

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Jun 7, 2019 9:00PM
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In 1984, thousands of famine-stricken Africans ended up in camps throughout Sudan. At the initiative of Israel and the United States, a wide-ranging effort was planned to bring thousands of Ethiopian Jews to Israel. A Christian mother urges her nine-year-old son to declare himself Jewish to save him from starvation and death. The child arrives in the Holy Land. Declared an orphan, he is adopted by a Sephardic French family living in Tel Aviv. He grows up with the fear that one discovers his double-secret and lie: neither Jew nor orphan, only black. He will discover love, Western culture, and Judaism, but also racism and war in the occupied territories.

The screening will be followed by a discussion with the director Radu Mihaileanu.

Free entrance
Film in French, Hebrew and Amharic, subtitled in English.

2005
Drama
140min

Location

Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia

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