FILM SCREENING & TALK-BACK: Mekonen

WED, MAR 6, 6:30PM

$10 General; $5 Maltz Museum & Siegal Lifelong Learning Members

In this film we meet Mekonen Abeba and learn his incredible and emotional life journey as he immigrates to Israel from an Ethiopian village after his father’s death. Through his remarkable dedication and the support of his Israeli community, Mekonen overcomes many challenges and perseveres to become a paratrooper and officer in the IDF. A talk-back follows with Drs. Marni and Jeff Turell who assisted the Jewish Agency and the Jews of Gondar, Ethiopia, in preparation for their Aliyah to Israel.

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