Directed by Bazi Gete
Ethiopia, Israel, 2014, 82 min.
Sponsored by Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education, The Community Project: Ethiopia, and the Moskovitz/Halper Family
Red Leaves gives us a rare glimpse into Israel’s Ethiopian community through the eyes of 74-year-old Meseganio Tadela, who immigrated to Israel 28 years ago. After his wife dies, Meseganio sells his apartment and moves in with his children. To his shock and dismay, he learns he is not welcome in their homes. The film tells a universal story about displacement, identity, aging, and family generational differences.
In Amharic and Hebrew with English subtitles.
Preceded by the short film The Shoe Maker Pages (Ethiopia).