400 Miles to Freedom

In 1984, the Beta Israel, a secluded 2,500-year-old community of observant Jews in the northern Ethiopian mountains, fled a dictatorship and began a secret and dangerous journey of escape. Co-director Avishai Mekonen, then a 10-year-old boy, was among them. 400 MILES TO FREEDOM follows his story as he breaks the 20 year silence around the brutal kidnapping he endured as a child in Sudan during his community's exodus out of Africa, and in so doing explores issues of immigration and racial diversity in Judaism. http://fourhundredmilestofreedom.com/

Year:
2012
Length:
61 minutes
Country:
Director:
Avishai Mekonen, Shari Rothfarb Mekonen

Shown at

  1. 16th CAJE Miami Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  2. 18th Annual East Bay Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  3. Maine Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  4. New York Jewish Film Festival - 2012
  5. Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival - 2013

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