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Falasha: Exile of the Black Jews

  • Runtime: 1 hr. 21 min.
  • Genres: History, Politics & Government, Race & Ethnicity, Social History
  • Director:Simcha Jacobovici


The tragic plight of Ethiopian Jews (Falashas) takes center stage in this well-researched and moving documentary by Simcha Jacobovici. The Falashas ("exiles") have lived for over 2,000 years in this region and are vastly outnumbered in a state that is half Muslim, with Christians making up the next largest religious group (Jews are too minor a group, less than 1%, to figure in statistics). But the discrimination arises from politics...more