Join us at Circle Cinema on Monday, November 11th at 7:00pm for a screening of the acclaimed new drama “FIG TREE” (Ethiopia, 2018) taking place during the 6th Oklahoma Jewish Film Festival.
This film is in Hebrew and Amharic with English subtitles and will be introduced by very special festival guest Dr. Yarden Fanta. There will also be a Q&A following the screening. All seats are $10 and on sale now. Tickets!
About Fig Tree: 16 year old Jewish Mina, is trying to navigate between a surreal routine dictated by the civil war in Ethiopia and her last days of youth with her Christian boyfriend Eli. When she discovers that her family is planning to immigrate to Israel and escape the war, she weaves an alternate plan in order to save Eli. But in times of war, plans tend to go wrong.
About our Special Guest in her Own Words: “My name is Dr. Yarden Fanta. I’ve had the honor and privilege to share my story with Jewish and non-Jewish audiences all over the world, including at synagogues, federations, churches, universities, to professional groups, and more. From a 14 year old illiterate girl I became the first Ethiopian woman to earn a doctorate in Israel, and then completed my post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, in the Human Development and Psychology Department.”
About OKJFF: The Oklahoma Jewish Film Festival is a 5-day festival highlighting the best of Jewish Culture through new and classic films from Israel and around the world. This festival is a collaboration between Circle Cinema,The Jewish Federation of Tulsa, and The The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art.