The Way Up

The Way Up is the incredible true story of a young lesbian on the fringes of Israeli society. During Ceausescu’s regime in Romania, abortions were illegal and orphanages were overflowing with unwanted children. Young Lian grew up in such a place until the age of four, when an Israeli couple adopted her. At 14 she ran away from her adopted home and found herself living in the streets. The film depicts a street girl’s fight for survival against all odds, guided by the dream of her true family. Director Shirly Berkovitz follows Lian for three years and in the process, reveals the cruel world of Tel Aviv street kids.

52 minutes

Shown at

  1. Maine Jewish Film Festival - 2011

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