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About the film
Exodus 91 tells the incredible story of Operation Solomon, Israel’s rescue of the Ethiopian Jewish community. Using documentary footage and reenactments, this feature-length film follows the Israeli ambassador to Ethiopia, Asher Naim, sent to Ethiopia to negotiate the fate of 15,000 Ethiopian Jews from a country collapsing under famine and civil war. A North African Jew himself, Naim is caught between worlds and faces a crisis of faith in himself and his country.
Part historical drama, part documentary, the film portrays the transformation of an individual whose calm diplomatic demeanor fades as he confronts endless obstacles while orchestrating the perilous rescue mission. On a more universal level, the film forces us to ask challenging questions about racism, white saviour-ism, homeland, cultural identity, the politics of immigration, and the hardships of these immigrants, and those that followed them, to this day.
Exodus 91 is testimony to a fundamental principle of Israel’s existence: to leave no Jew behind. While many countries turn immigrants away, Israel does the opposite, rescuing those in danger and offering a home to those seeking a better life.
There has never been a better time to be inspired by this compelling tale.
Created by OpenDor Media, the film, along with accompanying educational resources for schools, serves as a critical tool to share this important story.
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