live and become

Radu Mihaileanu, 149 mins, 2005, 35mm, Amharis, Hebrew & French with English subtitles. Courtesy: Hopscotch Films

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Live and Become
Winner of the Audience Award at the Berlin Film Festival, Live And Become follows the path of a nine-year old Ethiopian boy passed off as an African Jew in order to escape his war-torn homeland.

Renamed Schlomo, the boy is adopted by an Israeli couple whose love and support foster a sense of hard-won emotional security in the young boy. Schlomo grows into an idealistic young medical student, but his African heritage continues to pose a challenge to his acceptance by some elements of Jewish society.

An engrossing, acutely observed and emotionally rich exploration of culture, identity and belonging.

Dates   Thu 5 Oct 2006, 2.30pm
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