New film documents story of African-Israeli soldier
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New film documents story of African-Israeli soldier

In anticipation of Yom Ha’atzmaut, Jerusalem U has released “Mekonen: The Journey of an African Jew.” The mini-documentary is from the creators of “Beneath the Helmet” and “Israel Inside: How a Small Nation Makes a Big Difference.”

The film, produced by Rebecca Shore, traces the story of Mekonen Abebe, a young African-Israeli Jew, who once was a shepherd in Africa and now is a commander in the Israeli Defense Forces.

To arrange a screening of Mekonen in your community, go to mekonen.jerusalemu.org/host-a-screening or email andrea@jerusalemu.org.

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