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image nameBe'chol Lashon invites you to the Opening Night of ZRUBAVEL
Thursday, February 5, 2009 7:00pm
Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street (5th & 6th Ave)

Special Be'chol Lashon discount: $18 (regular $35)
To purchase tickets: Click here to pay via Paypal
For more information: email NewYork@BecholLashon.org or call Lacey at 212-217-0178

The first Israeli film by a team of Ethiopian Israelis. Itzhak, soon to be a bar mitzvah, dreams of becoming the Spike Lee of Israel and films a documentary about the neighborhood's residents. He comes from an Ethiopian immigrant family lead by his grandfather Gita. Gita, a janitor, insists on sending his son to a pretentious school despite the principal's refusal to accept the boy. His dream is that his son will become an Israeli Air Force pilot, even though another son was killed while serving in the Israeli Denfense Forces. The daughter is romantically involved with a distant relative in violatio of Ethiopian tradition, and another son becomes religious. A chain of events ignites a clash of generations - the Ethiopian tradtions cherished by Gita and his wife, and the younger generation's desire to assimilate to Isaeli life.

Followed by Q & A with director, a performance with Ethiopian artist
and Opening Night Reception.

Presented in cooperation with Be'chol Lashon and Bina Cultural Foundation, Inc.
Please RSVP to NewYork@BecholLashon.org or via phone at 212-217-0178.