Zrubavel

Zrubavel

DVD - 2013 | Hebrew
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Gite Zrubavel, a proud Ethiopian Jew, struggles to hang onto his traditions and control his family as events spiral out of control. A daughter wants to marry against her parents' wishes. A son is turning to crime.
Publisher: New York :, Sisu Home Entertainment,, 2013.
Edition: Widescreen (16:9) version.
Copyright Date: ©2008
ISBN: 9781560867333
1560867337
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (DVD) (75 min.) :,sound, colour ;,4 3/4 in.

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ms_mustard
Sep 18, 2016

pressures of being immigrants challenge family standards and unity. good movie.

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ilovewhippets
Jul 27, 2016

Good movie! I recommend it! It shows life of the Ethiopian Jews in Israel! This movie is about one Immigrant family trying to navigate in the Israeli society, and the inter-generational misunderstandings and expectations! The Elders (the parents) place importance to follow the old traditions, but at times, these need to be renegotiated and updated! Many immigrant families, old and young, would be able to relate! The parents are doing their best to give their children a better future! The Parents are often able to only get menial jobs, no matter how well-educated or how important they were in their home country! The Children have the ambition to do well, to get ahead, but they hit the wall within the Israeli education system that has different expectations and rules for the Ethiopian Jews than for the Israeli Jews! And that's one of the important reasons why the Ethiopian youth gets frustrated and into trouble with the police! Wonderful Drama! Has a love story, family life, and a tragedy!

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