Friday, January 20, 2023

EXODUS 91 (2022) New York Jewish Film Festival 2023

One part documentary and one part dramatization, this is the story of how Israel rescued 15,000 Ethiopian Jews from famine and the civil war. Codenamed Operation Solomon the operation was beset by all sorts of troubles as the Ethiopians pondered if they were simply being used for show. In the end opened the flood gates and allowed for mare to emigrate.

This is a solid docudrama that will have you wondering how this is all going to play out.  I remember following the story back in 1991 and I always wondered what exactly happened. I say that because the TV news coverage of the time was limited and not really detailed. I like how we really get a sense of everything that went into the rescue.


For details on the screening on the 21st go here

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