TCJ Film Festival – Exodus 91: The Untold Story of Operation Solomon

A docu-narrative film that tells the story of Asher Naim, an Israeli diplomat caught between worlds and facing a crisis of faith in himself and his country. Asher, a North-African Jew himself, is sent to Ethiopia to negotiate the escape of 15,000 Ethiopian Jews from a country collapsing under famine and civil war. Working with his Ethiopian-Israeli colleagues who, themselves, immigrated to Israel a decade earlier, Asher and his partners begin to question if the Israeli government is serious or using the operation as part of an elaborate publicity stunt against claims that “Zionism is Racism.” With rebel forces closing in on the capital, Asher’s faith in his mission is put to the test as he navigates the treacherous world of bureaucracy and politics in Ethiopia, Israel, and the US.

$15 adv / $18 day-of

FREE bag of popcorn included with ticket.

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Film will be followed by a discussion with Jon Parritz, a Twin Cities local who served as a lay leader on the last airlift from Ethiopia. Attendees will also receive a link to a virtual interview with Belaynesh Mekonen, an Ethiopian-Israeli scholar who immigrated through Operation Solomon and spent 2022-2023 in the Twin Cities as a visiting scholar and postdoctoral student at the University of Minnesota.

Details

Date:
14th November 2023
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Event Categories
Arts + CultureCommunity + Calendar
Cost:
$15 – $18
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Website:
https://tcjff.eventive.org/schedule/64f8c80aea5f90009a15737c

Venue

Capp Center St. Paul
1375 ST. PAUL AVE
St. Paul, MN 55116 United States
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Organizers

Minnesota JCC
Jewish Family Service of St. Paul