A documentary film series looking at the many faces of the Israeli social and cultural mosaic. Part one of a fall quarter debut of a look at Israeli documentary film: The Name My Mother Gave Me, written and directed by Eli Tal-El (2008)
"The Name My Mother Gave Me" is a film about growth and self discovery. We follow Ethiopian and Russian Israelis who meet at a leadership training program in Israel. Their year of learning culminates in a journey to Ethiopia where the Ethiopian born participants return to their native villages and confront their roots. Though, back home in Israel, all the participants would consider themselves members of the fringes of Israeli society, in the highlands of the Ethiopian landscape they discover the universality of their experiences and their shared commitment to their new home in Israel. How will this journey transform them?
Cost: Free and open to the public
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