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The Passengers, a documentary by Ryan Porush

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 7:00 pm

The Passengers, a documentary by Ryan Porush
Wednesday, May 19 @ 7 pm


Watch The Passengers (2019, NR, runtime: 82 mins.) with a special screening link, then join the filmmaker Ryan Porush for a talkback and discussion at 7 pm on Wednesday, May 19 on Zoom. The film is available by private link and is only valid May 10 – 24. Free; registration required to receive the link to screen the film and the separate Zoom ID for the director talkback. The screening link will be sent to registrants in a separate email beginning May 10.
Synoposis: The Passengers tells the story of two men caught between two worlds … the land of their birth and the land of their faith. They are Ethiopian Jews, members of a community of 9,000 who speak Hebrew, keep kosher and have Israeli relatives, yet Israel continues to deny their appeals for aliyah — the birthright of Jews around the world to immigrate to the Jewish homeland. These two young men, Demoz and Gezi, embark on a daring journey in their desperate search for a path to their true home ... the one they have never seen.


Free; registration required. The Zoom ID and password will be provided with registration confirmation.


The Passenger

Organizer: Isabella Rowan