Israeli Films

NAFKOT - YEARNING

Israel, 2022, 70 min

Director:

Malka Shabtay

Language & Subtitles:

Amharic and English; subtitles in Hebrew and English

Producer:
Malka Shabtay
Editing:
Miri Laufer
Camera:
Noemie & Sylvain Biegeleisen
On Line:
Avi Levy
Sound:
Nir Gavish
Music:
Sefi Zisling

Production:

Festivals:

BELIFF - Be Epic! Film Fest LONDON
American Jewish Film Festival 2022 - Best Documentary and Best Israeli Film
Paris Women Film Festival - Best Producer Award
Cannes World Film Festival - Best Jewish Film Award, Best Documentary Award

Screenings:

Sun. 4.12 | 17:00 | Cinematheque 2


An Israeli anthropologist
travels to meet a hidden Jewish community in northern Ethiopia.

Together with the members of the community, they tell the story of their survival against all odds.

They arrive at the first hidden synagogue of the community and get to participate in the holy red heifer ritual that has been preserved since the days of the First Temple.

4.12.22 | Israeli Premiere and Conversation with the Filmmakers