Zrubavel

Country
Israel
Language
Hebrew
Genre
Drama
Director
Shmuel Beru
Movie year
2008
Duration
72 min

Young Itzhak dreams of becoming the Spike Lee of Israel. He documents everyone in his family and neighbourhood. Around him, tensions mount between the older generation of Ethiopian émigrés, who cling to their traditional customs, and their children, who struggle to assimilate into the Israeli mainstream. Despite living in a crime and drug-infested neighbourhood, Gita, the family patriarch, struggles to protect and support his family, but an unpredictable chain of events ultimately ignites this generational conflict and undermines Gita’s control over his children. A pioneering film celebrated by the Haifa International Film Festival, Zrubavel is the first Israeli feature made by Ethiopian-Israeli filmmakers.

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