From the Media Capital, to the Global Ethiopian Community
Wednesday October 20th 2021

7th Annual Sheba Film Festival

Photo Exhibition & Sheba Fundraiser
featuring the work of
photographer and filmmaker

Thursday May 6th 2010 , 7:00pm
Pomegranate Gallery
133 Greene Street
New York, NY 10012-3207
Children of the Bible (Documentary)
Sunday, May 2nd 2010 7:00 pm
Director: Nitza Gonen. Israel 2009, 53 mins. Hebrew and Amharic w/English subtitles.

The rapper and informal educator, Jeremy Cool Habash, exposes us to the complex situations facing Ethiopian-Israeli youth. Jeremy works towards changing the humiliated and depressed image of the Ethiopian community in Israel, both in its own eyes and in the eyes of Israeli society, by bringing members of the Ethiopian community closer to their tradition.

Followed by a discussion with
Members of the Beta Israel Community
& Reception

Sheba Film Festival 2009 NYC Premiere!
I had a Dream- The Story of Yona Bogale, Leader of Ethiopian Jewry (Documentary)
Tuesday, May 4th,2010 – 7:30pm

Director/Producer: Teztee Germay and Micha Shagrir

Through rare archival materials and testimonies, the extraordinary story of Yona Bogale, the leader of Ethiopian Jewry, is brought to light. Through his stories we see the complexity of the Ethiopian absorption into Israel.

Followed by a discussion with
Rabbi Moshe Hailu Paris
Reception sponsored by
Be’chol Lashon

9 Years Later (Documentary)
Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 – 7:30pm

Director: Yifat Kedar, Sari Ezouz. Israel, 2009. 70 mins. Hebrew & Moroccan w/English subtitles

Danielle, a Jewish woman who grew up as a Muslim in Morocco, now lives in Israel and is in a struggle for the right to bring up her son. Nine years after she was forced to leave him, she returns to Morocco to fight for custody. She sets off, apprehensive about the meeting with her Muslim family, and the difficulties she expects to face due to local law. To her surprise, she finds that the real difficulties come from the society in which she lives, the Jewish one.

Migration of Beauty (Documentary)
Thursday May 13th, 2010 – 7:00pm

Director: Chris Flaherty, 2009, 80min, English, USA
The DC area is home to one of the largest populations of Ethiopians outside of Africa. Many came to escape political oppression and human rights violations. Now as U.S. citizens, they exercise Constitutional rights mobilizing and organizing their community members for taxicab workers’ rights, DC Voting Rights, Voting Rights in Ethiopia and Humane Immigration Reform. From Ethiopia to the United States, Ethiopians stand up for freedom and democracy.
The Schomburg Center
515 Malcolm X Boulevard, 135th St
Bewoket: By the Will of God

Sunday, May 16th, 2010 – 2:00pm

Director: Andrea Mydlarz-Zeller, Sam Shnider USA, 2008, 66 min
In 1990, Dr. Rick Hodes was hired by the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee to set up a series of medical clinics in Ethiopia. This documentary provides a rare look at Dr. Hodes, capturing his remarkable dedication to making life richer for some of the worlds most vulnerable children. Bewoket (which means by the will of God) is the name of one of the three Ethiopian boys whose stories are the basis for this inspiring film.
The Faison Firehouse Theatre
6 Hancock Place, 124th St
Sunday, May 16th, 2010 – 4:00pm
Adera is the heart wrenching story of an Ethiopian refugee’s struggle to survive in the city of Johannesburg. Marlam struggles to provide for her two children back home and, through a series of twisted circumstances, ends up as a surrogate mother for a wealthy Ethiopian couple, Tiru and Fre. Their fate is tied to that of Biru’s, the shady middle man who is only interested in the money. As this unique African story unfolds, the true cost of dreams is revealed and each life is changed forever.
The Faison Firehouse Theatre
6 Hancock Place, 124th St

Beta Israel of North America Cultural Foundation Inc
25 Broadway 17th Flr
New York, NY 10004

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