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When Naka, a 15-year-old South Sudanese refugee, is about to be deported to her war-torn country, Israeli society rises to change her fate.
Director/Producer/Cinematographer : Ruth Berdah-Canet
Editor: Laura Minnear
About the Production: I never questioned my allegiance to Israel or its founding principles as a Jewish Nation. But the shock upon hearing a news story about the deportation of 700 South Sudanese who fled a genocide and found refuge in Israel created a crack in my carefully constructed worldview. I left within the week to understand how “my people” could forget their own past as refugees. I witnessed a turning point in Israeli society: when the crude mirror of History stopped reflecting unity behind the founding principles. It left me always wondering: would I “betray” my people to save a stranger’s life?
Current Status: Final stages of post production.
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