ISRAEL 75th: ETHIOPIAN JEWRY + SOCIAL JUSTICE: Jerusalem’s Kiryat Moshe neighborhood is home to a large Ethiopian Jewish community. When a national construction project guarantees a safe exit for residents wanting to evacuate the neglected ghetto, Hana, a single mother worried about her teenage son, jumps at the opportunity for a change and becomes a community advocate. NOTE: Virtually Only: Streaming window is 48 hrs after hit "play" and expires Sun. March 26 at 11:59pm.
The Kiryat Moshe neighborhood on the outskirts of Rehovot is home to a large Ethiopian Jewish community. When a national construction project guarantees a safe exit for residents wanting to evacuate the neglected, poor ghetto, Hana, a single mother worried about her teenage son, jumps at the opportunity for a change that will keep him away from the neighborhood drug dealers. Hana joins Kevret, the young and idealistic head of the tenants' committee, to lead the neighborhood residents. Both embark on an eight-year wish for change, navigating bureaucratic paths mired by politicians and real estate sharks. HONEY TRAP is a nuanced look at the formidable struggles and efforts of Israel’s now-settled Ethiopian communities beyond romantic depictions of airlift, rescue, and resettlement.
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