400 Miles to Freedom (short)

FOUR HUNDRED MILES TO FREEDOM (working title) is the story of co-director Avishai Mekonen's search to remember and reconcile what happened to him at age 10 in 1984, when he was kidnapped by slave traffickers in Sudan. Throughout his life-long journey from Ethiopia to Sudan, Israel, and finally America, his fundamental identity is challenged: "What does it mean when others insist that you can't be who you know you are?" His search for answers leads him to other African, Asian and Latino Jews, and together they discover what it takes to heal a broken past and to overcome the invisibility and the questioning of one's identity. http://fourhundredmilestofreedom.com/

Year:
2008
Length:
8 minutes
Country:

Shown at

  1. Sabes Foundation Minneapolis Jewish Film Festival - 2010

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