Movie "400 miles to Freedom"

Date: Sun October 1, 2017Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Contact: Robin RosenbergEmail: sisterhood@g-h-c.org

400 Miles to Freedom

400 Miles to FreedomA Documentary Film by
AVISHAI YEGANYAHU MEKONEN
and SHARI ROTHFARB MEKONEN

Q&A with co-director Avishai Mekonen
after the movie

Light Breakfast will be Served

All are invited!

Suggested Voluntary Donation $18

Please bring a box of Feminine Hygiene products for Donation to a Women’s Shelter

Free babysitting available

In 1984, the Beta Israel—a secluded 2,500-year-old community of observant Jews in the northern Ethiopian mountains - fled a dictatorship and began a secret and dangerous journey of escape. Co-director Avishai Mekonen, then 10 years old, was among them. In this film, he breaks his 20-year silence about the brutal kidnapping he endured as a child in Sudan during his community’s exodus out of Africa. This life-defining event launches an inquiry into identity, leading him to African, Asian and Latino Jews in Israel and the U.S. [2012, 60 mins.]