Jewish Arts & Film Festival presents Festival Sneak Preview
Mekonen, award winning film by Jerusalem U
Thursday, Sept 15, 2016
7pm at the State Theater
A sequel to the popular film, Beneath the Helmet, Mekonen: The Journey of an African Jew is a new mini-documentary that follows the personal journey of Mekonen Abebe, a young African-Israeli Jew, once a young shepherd in Africa and now a commander in the Israeli Defense Forces. as he returns to Africa to explore his roots, make peace with his past and embrace his future in Israel.
Screening followed by Q & A with IDF First Lt. Eden Adler and NY Regional Director of Jerusalem U, Lior Krinsky.
Co-sponsored by Congregation Agudath Sholom and the Jewish Arts & Film Festival of Fairfield County.