37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

The Passengers

The Passengers FINAL IMAGE

As Ethiopian Jews, Demoz and Gezi are members of a community of 9,000 individuals who speak Hebrew, keep kosher, and have Israeli relatives. Yet, Israel continuously denies their appeals for Aliyah— the birthright of Jews worldwide to immigrate to the Jewish homeland. Director Ryan S. Porush captures a complex story of the daring journey searching for their true home, one they have never even seen before. What unfolds is a story of two men caught between the worlds of the land of their birth and the land of their faith.


Wednesday, October 21


10:00 AM


Virtual Screening

Film Info

Director: Ryan S. Porush

Runtime: 72 min.

Genre: Documentaries

Year: 2019

Country: United States, Ehtiopia

Language: English, Hebrew, Amharic