What happened during the 1950’s and 60’s to seven girls and women who arrived in Israel with their families from modern, cultured Morocco, Tunisia and Poland and found themselves plopped together in a development town (soon to be the home of Israel’s nuclear reactor) in the middle of the Negev? (One of them upon seeing her new home remarked, “I think they’re making a cowboy movie here.”) With humor, dignity and sorrow, each of them looks back and talks about the pain of leaving their native country, about the challenges of adapting to their new country, Israel, as an immigrant, and about their determined attempts to create rich and meaningful lives. These intimate conversations are interwoven with stunning archival footage and music of the time.
Welcome to the largest Big Tent community showcase of Israeli features, docs and TV series--made in Israel and/or by Israelis in the past 12 months--in the Midwest! You’ll take a deep dive beyond the headlines. See Chicago Premieres of some of the most talented and internationally award-winning directors, actors and other artists working today as they share their multicultural perspectives. And have unprecedented opportunities to dialog, laugh, cry, party and otherwise interact in person with cinephiles of all backgrounds. We look forward to seeing you again, or meeting you for the first time, soon.