AJFF Presents: “Exodus 91”- Summer Series
July 23 - August 6$13
A hybrid docudrama film that follows Israeli diplomat Asher Naim on a seemingly insurmountable mission to bring 15,000 Ethiopian Jews to Israel. As Asher learns more about these African Jews, he finds himself between worlds and facing a crisis of faith in himself and his country. The docudrama follows the behind-the-scenes politics leading up to Operation Solomon—the two-day airlift in May 1991 pulled off in the climactic chaos of the Ethiopian Civil War. Shown with the 11 minute short BrownWhite. Includes AJFF interview with director Micah Smith. Was the opening night film of the 2022 Austin Jewish Film Festival.