Falasha: Exile of the Black Jews
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Falasha: Exile of the Black Jews
The tragic plight of Ethiopian Jews (Falashas) takes center stage in this well-researched and moving documentary by Simcha Jacobovici. The Falashas ("exiles") have lived for over 2,000 years in this region and are vastly outnumbered in a state that is half Muslim, with Christians making up the next largest religious group (Jews are too minor a group, less than 1%, to figure in statistics). But the discrimination arises from politics: Jews were massacred after the 1974 Marxist military coup -- not by the Marxists, but by their opposition, because they feared the Falashas would support… More