21 2018

Temple Beth-El Jewish Film Series Transit

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Location: TBE

Suggested donation: $5

Transit explores the intersecting stories of Filipinos in Tel Aviv when a newly enacted law deporting the children of migrant workers looms over their lives. Janet, a domestic worker on an expired visa, struggles to hide her half-Israeli daughter, Yael- a rebellious teenager caught up in a juvenile romance. More vulnerable to the deportation law because he is under the age of five is Janet’s four-year old nephew, Joshua, whose father, Moises, works during the week as a caregiver. Janet and Moises try to hide the child from the immigration police, who regularly patrol the neighborhood. The film examines what it means to be a family and what it means to be a stranger, within one’s home and in a foreign land. Discussion to follow.

Co-Sponsored by the TBE Sisterhood and Cultural Arts Committees.