8 2019

2019 JCC Jewish Film Festival FIG TREE

9:00PM - 11:00PM  

George Eastman Museum Dryden Theatre
900 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607

Contact Louis S. Wolk Jewish Community Center

Fig Tree

Fig Tree

Nominated for five Ophir Awards (the Israeli Oscar) including Best Film, Fig Tree transports us to the world of its young female writer-director, Aäläm-Wärqe Davidian, the world of black African Jews. Set in 1989, Fig Tree focuses on Mina, a Jewish teenager who lives with her family in Addis Ababa while the Ethiopian Civil War rages around them. They hope to escape its horrors by fleeing to Israel, but circumstances may not allow the escape. Inspired by events in her own life, Ethiopian-Israeli Davidian has crafted a suspenseful, poignant, but unsentimental coming-of-age story that pulls no punches.

Monday, July 8 | 9pm | Dryden Theatre

Director: Aäläm-Wärqe Davidian
Country: Israel, Germany, France, Ethiopia
Running Time: 93 min
Year: 2018
Language: Amharic (w/ subtitles)
Genre: Narrative


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