Menelik – Black Jewish Prince

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Menelik – Black Jewish Prince

Gadi Abaje is a 23-year-old Ethiopian immigrant, whose Christian mother was forced to stay in Ethiopia. He lives on the margins of Israeli society – in Tel Aviv’s Central Bus Station, supporting himself by petty thefts, and has a dream of turning the bus station’s P.A. system into a radio station that will serve as both a cultural symbol and an outlet for the anguished cry of a minority group. He misses his mother and writes her long letters, waiting vainly for an answer. This film follows Gadi as he returns to Ethiopia for an emotional encounter with his mother.

Festivals and Awards:

Special Mention at the Jerusalem International Film Festival, Israel, 1999; BAM Film Festival, New York, USA, 2000; Uruguay Film Festival, 2000; Toronto Film Festival, Canada, 2000פסטיבל

Director: Daniel Wachsmann

Producer: Daniel Wachsmann

Cinematographer: Micha Livne

Editor: Maor Keshet, Yair Elazar

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, Keshet Foundation, Tel Hai College

Subtitles: English

Film Name in Hebrew: מנליק - נסיך יהודי שחור

Gadi Abaje is a 23-year-old Ethiopian immigrant, whose Christian mother was forced to stay in Ethiopia. He lives on the margins of Israeli society – in Tel Aviv’s Central Bus Station, supporting himself by petty thefts, and has a dream of turning the bus station’s P.A. system into a radio station that will serve as both a cultural symbol and an outlet for the anguished cry of a minority group. He misses his mother and writes her long letters, waiting vainly for an answer. This film follows Gadi as he returns to Ethiopia for an emotional encounter with his mother.

Festivals and Awards:

Special Mention at the Jerusalem International Film Festival, Israel, 1999; BAM Film Festival, New York, USA, 2000; Uruguay Film Festival, 2000; Toronto Film Festival, Canada, 2000פסטיבל

Director: Daniel Wachsmann

Producer: Daniel Wachsmann

Cinematographer: Micha Livne

Editor: Maor Keshet, Yair Elazar

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, Keshet Foundation, Tel Hai College

Subtitles: English

Film Name in Hebrew: מנליק - נסיך יהודי שחור

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