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LIVE AND BECOME (2005) Radu Mihaileanu

  • JCC Metro West 760 Northfield Avenue West Orange, NJ, 07052 United States (map)

Explore Jewish films from around the world, from new releases to restored classics, narratives to documentaries, in this weekly film class. Following each screening, Gerard Amsellem will facilitate a discussion.  

An Ethiopian boy is airlifted from a Sudanese refugee camp to Israel in 1984 during Operation Moses. Shlomo is plagued by two big secrets: he is neither a Jew nor an orphan, just a boy who survived and wants, somehow, to fulfill his mother’s parting request that he “go, live, and become.” Buoyed by a profound and unfaltering motherly love – both in his memory and in the arms of his adoptive mother – he ultimately finds an identity and a happiness all his own.

For more information and to enroll, visit the JCC Metro West website or download the poster.  Screenings are held in the Maurice Levin Theater, Leon & Toby Cooperman Building, at the JCC in West Orange.