The Fig Tree
Monday, May 13, 1pm
Running Time: 93 mins
Director: Aalam-Warqe Davidian
Language: Amharic, Hebrew with English subtitles
Sixteen year old Jewish Mina is trying to navigate between the civil war in Ethiopia and her last days of youth with her Christian boyfriend Eli. When she discovers that her family is planning to immigrate to Israel to escape the war, she weaves an alternate plan to save Eli. But in times of war, plans tend to go wrong. This coming of age film is based on the filmmaker’s childhood memories of civil-war-torn Ethiopia.
Sponsored by: Raymond & Atara Zimmerman Philanthropic Fund