SJFF: HONEY TRAP (Virtual)
March 13 - March 26
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. Film is part of our Israel@75 Birthday Series.
Streaming Window: March 13-26
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Aalam-Warqe Davidian, Kobi Davidian| Documentary | Israel | 2022 | Hebrew, Amharic w/English subtitles | 60m | PG
The Kiryat Moshe neighborhood on the outskirts of Rehovot, Israel, 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.
Aalam-Warqe Davidian is a multi-award-winning script writer and director. She was born in 1979 in Awash, Ethiopia, and moved to Israel in 1991, graduating in 2012 from the Sam Spiegel Film & Television School. Her films have garnered awards in festivals and have been screened in cinemas around the world. View official bio on IMDB.
Kobi Davidian was born in 1980 in Jerusalem. He graduated from the Multidisciplinary Program in the Arts at Tel Aviv University in 2006 and has worked as a researcher and a producer for various TV shows and documentary films before starting his career as an independent filmmaker. His documentary and short fiction films have won prizes in festivals around the world. View official bio on IMDB.
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