Dec 06 2016
“400 Miles to Freedom” moderated by Sally Frie...

“400 Miles to Freedom” moderated by Sally Frie...

Presented by Levite Jewish Community Center at Levite Jewish Community Center

In 1984, the Beta Israel, a secluded 2,500-year-old community of observant Jews in the northern Ethiopian mountains, fled a dictatorship and began a secret and dangerous journey of escape. Co-director Avishai Mekonen, then 10 years old, was among them. In this film, he breaks his 20-year silence about the brutal kidnapping he endured as a child in Sudan during his community’s exodus out of Africa. This life-defining event launches an inquiry into identity, leading him to African, Asian and Latino Jews in Israel and the U.S.

Admission Info

Suggested donation $5

Phone: 205-510-9024


Dates & Times

2016/12/06 - 2016/12/06

Location Info

Levite Jewish Community Center

3960 Montclair Road, Birmingham, AL 35213