400 Miles to Freedom - documentary Co-Directors: Avishai Mekonen & Shari Rothfarb Mekonen Israel 2012 / English, Hebrew w/English subtitles / 60 minutes
In 1984, the Beta Israel - a secluded 2,500-year-old community of observant Jews in the northern Ethiopian mountainsbegan a secret and dangerous escape to Israel. Co-Director Avishai Mekonen, then 10 years old, was among them. In the film, he retraces his journey revealing the brutal kidnapping he endured as a child in Sudan during his family's exodus and launches an inquiry into identity, immigration and racial diversity.
Monday, 3/11 5:30pm - Nickelodeon Cinemas Avishai Mekonen present for q&a 7:00pm - Reception follows at the Museum of African Culture, 13 Brown Street
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1 Temple Street
Portland, ME 04101