Fig Tree

Feature Film / Israel-Germany-France-Ethiopia / 2018
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  • Production Companies: Black Sheep Film Productions, Penrose Av Medien,
    En Compagnie Des Lamas
    Producers:
     Saar Yogev & Naomi Levari
    Co-Producers: Felix Eisele, Sandrine Brauer
    Director & Writer: Alamork Davidian
    Language: Amharic
    Presented at: Jerusalem Int’l Film Lab 1st Prize winner, Open Doors – Locarno
    Supported by: Rabinovich Film Fund, Gesher-Avi Hai Production grant, Beracha Foundation, World Cinema Fund, MFG, CNC-Cinema Du Monde
    Development Support: Gesher Multi Cultural Fund, Israel Film Fund

  • 14 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.
    Marsha’s coming of age film debut film is based on her childhood memories of a civil-war-torn Ethiopia.

  • Almork Davidian

    Graduate of Sam Spiegel Film & Television School, Jerusalem. Her short films Facing The WallTransitions, Cleaning Time and Korki were screened in many festivals in Israel and abroad, including the Jerusalem Film Festival and Montreal Film Festival. In her films, Marsha reflects mostly on the immigration experience of Ethiopian women living in Israel. Fig Tree is her debut Feature Film