My Father’s Son / Ben Avi

Poster for My Father’s Son  / Ben Avi Ben-Zion is the son of the well-known Eliezer Ben-Yehudah, the driving force behind the revival of the Hebrew language. While his father is using him as a case study to show everyone that a child can survive without any language other than Hebrew, Ben-Zion is miserable because he is not allowed to speak Ladino (Judaeo-Spanish) like the other Jewish children of Jerusalem.

Original title:
Ben Avi
20 minutes
Moran Peled

Shown at

  1. 15th Festival of Israeli Cinema in Paris - 2015
  2. 19th Portland Jewish Film Festival - 2011
  3. Moscow Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  4. Warsaw Jewish Film festival - 2010

2 Responses

  1. Andrew Brehm says:

    Does anybody know where I can get a copy of this film?

  2. jewishfilmfests says:

    You can watch the entire short film here:

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