A Prayer for Aliyah

In a remote corner of North East India, 7,500 tribal Kuki-Chin-Mizo believe that they are the descendants of the Lost Tribe of Menasseh. Having lost all written records of their history, they are faced with the considerable task of having to prove themselves as Jews before being allowed to migrate to Israel. Relentlessly determined and eternally hopeful, they dream to end their 2,500-year exile and return to the Promised Land of their forefathers. The Film gives an insight into the lives of three Manipuri Jews living in a turbulent, neglected part of the country where their steadfast belief and strict practice of Orthodox Judaism offer them a glimpse of a better life.

Year:
2012
Length:
27 minutes
Country:
Director:
Zorawar Shukla

Shown at

  1. 24th Washington Jewish Film Festival - 2014

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