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JFilm presents The Passengers, a film about immigrants
March 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
JFilm presents The Passengers, a film about immigrants (Pittsburgh premiere). For those interested in the journeys of refugees and immigrants, JFCS Refugee & Immigrant Services is partnering with JFilm to spread the word.
There are over 9,000 Jews in Ethiopia who speak Hebrew, keep kosher, and have relatives in Israel—a country that continues to deny them citizenship. The Passengers documents their struggle through the eyes of two young men, Demoz and Gezi, who travel to the United States to make an impassioned plea for assistance from American Jews. Through intimate access and detailed historical context, this documentary follows the unlikely spokesmen, out of Ethiopia for the first time and with the burden of a desperate community on their shoulders.
Official Selection — Cinequest
Friday, March 15, 5:30 – SouthSide Works Cinema – get tickets.
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