Jewish Community Center of Washington, DC

An Ethiopian/Israeli Experience: Spices, Songs and Cinema
Washington DCJCC

The DC premiere of award-winning film Zrubavel with filmmaker Shmuel Beru
Music fusing Ethiopian, Israeli and western sounds with actor/singer Meskie Shibru-Sivan
Reception with demonstration of the Ethiopian coffee service
Audience discussion with the artists 

6:30 pm Reception with Ethiopian and Israeli foods
7:30 pm Program

oFLM ZrubavelZRUBAVEL is the first feature film created by a team of Ethiopian-Israeli filmmakers. In this poignant story of one Ethiopian family’s struggle to become Israeli, a chain of events ignites a clash of generations and reveals a universal story of family conflicts, assimilation and personal identity. First Prize, Drama, Haifa International Film Festival 2008. Israel, 2008, 72 minutes, Hebrew and Amharic with English subtitles


0FLMMeskie Shibru-Sivan 
made aliyah from Ethiopia in 1985 and is a graduate of the famous Nissan Nativ drama school in Tel Aviv. In addition to acting (feature film Live and Become, WJFF 2006) she has created one-woman shows and musical programs based on a fusion between Ethiopian, Israeli and western music.

$15, $12 members of sponsoring organizations/seniors/students. Advance tickets recommended

Co-sponsored by the Embassy of Israel, Embassy of Ethiopia, Washington DCJCC, American Sephardi Federation/Sephardic House, B’nai B’rith International’s Center for Jewish Culture

Time: 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
1529 Sixteenth Street NW
Washington, DC 20036

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