Operation Moses Plus 30

Film director and producer Orly Malessa immigrated to Israel as a child with her family and about 8,000 other Jews from Ethiopia in the 1984 rescue known as “Operation Moses.” Thirty years later she searched through a huge archive of amazing photos taken by Beit Hatfutsot photographer Dan Bacher and used social media to locate individuals in the photos to interview them. She filmed them telling their reflections on making their way to a new country including joyful milestones as well as painful losses.

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