The Passengers

Pittsburgh Premiere
Director: Ryan S. Porush
2019, USA, 70 minutes
Amharic, Hebrew, and English with subtitles

There are over 9,000 Jews in Ethiopia who speak Hebrew, keep kosher, and have relatives in Israel—a country that continues to deny them citizenship. The Passengers documents their struggle through the eyes of two young men, Demoz and Gezi, who travel to the United States to make an impassioned plea for assistance from American Jews. Through intimate access and detailed historical context, this documentary follows the unlikely spokesmen out of Ethiopia for the first time, with the burden of a desperate community on their shoulders.

Official Selection — Cinequest

Friday, March 15, 5:30pm
SouthSide Works Cinema 

Followed by a Q&A with director Ryan S. Porush.

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