Event: Screening of “The Name My Mother Gave Me”
Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Place: JCC Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue at West 76th Street, New York, NY 10023
Dir. by Eli Tal-El (56 min, Israel, 2008)
We follow Ethiopian and Russian Israelis who meet at a leadership training program in Israel. Their year of learning culminates in a journey to Ethiopia where the Ethiopian born participants return to their native villages and confront their roots. Though, back home in Israel, all the participants would consider themselves members of the fringes of Israeli society, in the highlands of the Ethiopian landscape they discover the universality of their experiences and their shared commitment to their new home in Israel. How will this journey transform them?