Fig Tree

Fig Tree

When:
November 10, 2019 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm
2019-11-10T12:45:00-05:00
2019-11-10T13:45:00-05:00
Where:
Cafritz Hall
1529 16th Street NW
Cost:
13
Contact:
JxJ
2027773210
Fig Tree @ Cafritz Hall

Dir. Aäläm-Wärqe Davidian | 93 min
Narrative Ethiopia, France, Germany, Israel  2018
Amharic with English subtitles

US Theatrical Premiere!

Ethiopian-Israeli director Aäläm-Wärqe Davidian draws on her own experience of growing up in war-torn Addis Ababa.

Sixteen-year-old Mina is poised to flee Ethiopia with her grandmother to be reunited with her mother in Israel; however, she is reluctant to leave her Christian boyfriend Eli, who lives in the woods in order to avoid forcible conscription by the military. Grounded by remarkable performances, Fig Tree is a moving coming-of-age story and an auspicious feature film debut.

-Note adapted from the Toronto Jewish Film Festival

November 1-3 screenings followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Aäläm-Wärqe Davidian.