Bozeman Jewish Film Festival: "Live and Become"
- Wednesday, July 27, 2016 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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The Bozeman Jewish Film Festival Continues With "Live and Become."
The film will be screened at 7 p.m., Wednesday, July 27, in the Procrastinator Theatre on the MSU campus. The event is free and open to the public.
..."Live and Become" exerts a tidal pull. It makes you feel the weight of history." - "NY Times"
"Brave, moving and compassionate, "Live and Become" deals boldly, yet sensitively, with Issues crucial to our times." - "The Guardian"
The times, they are a' changing...or are they? In 1985, Operation Moses, a secret Israeli operation airlifted thousands of persecuted Ethiopian Jews to Israel under the Law of Return (those with Jewish parents or grandparents were able to settle in Israel and become citizens).
Imagine, then, a young boy amongst that decade's sea of immigrants, given up by his mother and posing as a Jew in order to escape the refugee camp where they were interned and find a better life. Assimilation, racism, deception, are all themes explored in this movie as it traces his life--he takes the name, Schlomo, as part of his Jewish identity--from childhood to becoming an adult.
Today, as our generation struggles with the questions implicit in mass immigration, we wonder what it might take for history not to repeat itself.
The Jewish Film Festival is sponsored by Congregation Beth Shalom and the MSU Diversity Awareness Office.