Dialog Box

Hadassah Australia, in partnership with JIFF, invites you to a special film screening and panel discussion.

Exodus 91: The untold story of Operation Solomon

In October and November of 2023 Hadassah Australia proudly partnered with the 2023 Jewish International Film Festival for a special screening of the film Exodus 91 in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth.

The event featured a post-film panel discussion about empowering young Ethiopian-Israelis to dream big and overcome economic, social and educational challenges.

About the film

A 3,000-year dream. A 36-hour mission. The untold story of Operation Solomon.

"Exodus 91 tells the incredible story of Operation Solomon - Israel’s mission to rescue 15,000 Ethiopian Jews from famine and civil war. Director Micah Smith brings a historical moment to vivid life through a hybrid of documentary and dramatic narrative, blurring the lines between past and present and interrogating the ramifications of the rescue on immigrants today.

In a dramatisation of events, the film travels with Israeli diplomat Asher Naim to Ethiopia. As he enters negotiations, his seemingly altruistic mission is thrown into doubt and skepticism. Naim’s faith in his mission is tested as he navigates the treacherous world of bureaucracy
and politics, raising challenging questions of racism, white saviorism, homeland and cultural identity."

Source: JIFF