Cinema Ethiopia


Shiur Moledet: Caravan 841

Narrative, 2002. 50mins.


Moshe, an 11 year-old Ethipian boy, lives in dwindling "Atidim" caravan site in the Wester Galilee and is awaiting the arrival of his mother from Ethiopia. She will not arrive and he is torn between Aharon, a 60-year-old repentant Jew who teaches him Torah, and Walter - an impulsive African American saxsophone player who has a jazz club at the edge of the site. Aharon gives Moshe a magic box and promises him that it will bring his mother to Israel. Walter gives Moshe the strength to believe only in himself.

Directed by: Zion Rubin

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