DO 15 NOV 21.30
RED LEAVES BY BAZI GETE
ETHIOPIA / ISRAEL 2014 DCP OV 82 MIN
IN THE PRESENCE OF BAZI GETE
Meseganio Tadela, 74, immigrated to Israel from Ethiopia 28 years ago with his family. He has chosen to zealously retain his culture, talks very little, and hardly speaks Hebrew. After losing his wife, Meseganio sets out on a journey that leads him through his children’s homes. He comes to realize that he belongs to a rapidly disappearing class that believes in retaining Ethiopian culture. As this harsh reality begins to hit him, he struggles to survive according to his own rules.
BAZI GETE works as a writer and director. He received his B.F.A. in film and television from Sapir Academic College (Israel). RED LEAVES ran at festivals in New York and San Francisco in the summer of 2015, and was honored with the 2014 International Film Critics (Fipresci) and the Best Debut Award at the Jerusalem Film Festival.