Take Us Home
Showings
Wichita Public Library - DowntownFri, Oct 18, 2013 12:15 PM - Fri, Oct 18, 2013 2:15 PM Event Date Passed
 
Wichita Sedgwick County Historical MuseumSun, Oct 20, 2013 2:45 PM - Sun, Oct 20, 2013 4:45 PM Event Date Passed
 
Film Info
Section:Feature
Release Year:2012
Runtime:70 min
Genre:Documentary
Production Country:USA
Israel
Ethiopia
Website:http://takeushomefilm.org
Social Media
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/pages/Take-Us-Home-A-Documentary-Film/204523259589528
Cast/Crew
Director:Aileen LeBlanc
Orly Malessa
Description
Fekadu and his family of eight have been waiting in Gondar for ten years. They are hoping to among those who are chosen to go to Israel but, though they are of Jewish heritage, they had been practicing Christianity since their grandparents converted many years ago. Do they fit the criteria as to who is Jewish and deserving of acceptance at “home” in the state of Israel? A ruling by the chief rabbinate declaring “Once a Jew, always a Jew,” has finally opened the door to the Falash Mura (Jews who had converted to Christianity.) Fekadu left a relatively comfortable life in his rural village to move his family to Gondar to wait for the trip. He longs for a reunion with his siblings already in Israel. The life of a Jew in Ethiopia is not an easy one. Fekadu’s mom and remaining brothers, sisters and their families have finally gotten the go-ahead. But Fekadu, Enguday, his wife, and their six children must stay behind to wait even longer. Something is wrong.
Additional Information
Co-Director Aileen LeBlanc scheduled to attend

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