2016 / 54 minutes

Directed by
Meni Elias
Country of production

In the late 1970s, after thousands of years of praying and longing for Jerusalem, the first Ethiopian Jews arrived in Israel. Was it worth it? in this film the question is posed for the first time to the children of Ethiopian Jews. They tell stories of immense bravery, and of incredible tenderness. Words shifting between the great happiness of village life and their longing for Jerusalem. They chronicle disappointment and resentment. Their journeys were physically dangerous and their spirits were constantly challenged. A first-time recounting of the improbable journey Ethiopian Jews undertook in order to reach their Jerusalem dream.

In the 2017 RAI Film Fest RAI/Basil Wright
Language and subtitles
Amharic Hebrew Tigrit
Location(s) depicted
Ethiopia Israel

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