Film Screening and Discussion with Filmmaker Nafkot - Yearning A Film by Dr. Malka Shabtay
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Monday, March 27 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Jewish Museum of Florida
301 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33199 United States
An Israeli Anthropologist traveling to meet a hidden Jewish community in North Ethiopia, together they are telling their special story of survival. Abera, a young artist joins to discover what has been hidden from him.
Meet Dr. Malka Shabtay, an Israeli anthropologist and activist who is engaged with diverse Jewish communities, travels to Ethiopia to visit the community with which she is closely engaged. This time she arrives to film following the Community request to document and share its unique story of struggling for its identity and survival. Abera Teshome, a young artist asks her to join her journey so he may complete the missing pieces of his Jewish identity formation. They are traveling to visit the first hidden synagogue and participate in in the reenactment of the Red Cow sacred ceremony. When he return home, his mother gives him her blessings, and he take off for a new leadership. The program is part of the Monday at Museum Series sponsored by the Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs at FIU.
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