The Santa Fe Jewish Film Festival presents RED LEAVES
“… beautifully acted …” “… tour de force performance …” Jerusalem Post Indiewire.com
Tradition clashes with modernity in Bazi Gete’s RED LEAVES. Winner of the Jerusalem Film Festival’s award for BEST DEBUT FILM, the story follows Meseganio Tadela, an Ethiopian émigré to Israel and patriarch of his family. Meseganio grew up in a world a universe apart, one that clung to Jewish traditions 2,000 years old. Now with his children growing up in a secular society and a modern world that he doesn’t understand, Meseganio is adrift. The promise of the “Promised Land” is out of reach. An optional Ethiopian lunch follows the film and special guest, Avishai Mekonen will speak about his own harrowing journey when at 10 years of age, he travelled 400 miles, crossing the Sudan from Ethiopia to Israel.
For information and tickets for all events, visit www.SantaFeJFF.org. Film only tickets also available at CCA.
11:00 AM, Sunday, February 26