Ariela, an Ethiopian girl, was adopted by the director’s parents. Each of her nine older siblings chose a unique path to follow. Only Ariela forces the family to contend with alcoholism, petty thefts, and prison. Will her family be able to love her unconditionally? As the director explores the fragile bonds of her family, she must also deal with the break-up from her girlfriend and with raising their child.
Produced with the help of
Yes Duco, NFCT, Avihai fundation
WinnerBest Israeli Film AwardDocaviv International Film Festival2014
WinnerBest Cinematography AwardDocaviv International Film Festival2014
WinnerBest Documentary Feature AwardIsraeli Documentary Film Forum2014
WinnerBest Cinematography AwardIsraeli Documentary Film Forum2014
WinnerBest Editing AwardIsraeli Documentary Film Forum2014
Ann Arbor Jewish Film Festival , USA , 2016
UK Jewish Film Festival , UK , 2015
Flahertiana Intenational Film Festival , Russia , 2015
San Fransisco Jewish Film Festival , USA , 2015
Outfest Film Festival , USA , 2015
Krakow Intenational Film Festival , Poland , 2015
True/False Film Fest , USA , 2015
A deeply honest and sympathetic portrait of a multi-generational family in crisis, this film brilliantly parallels the struggles of an adopted daughter with those of cultural, ethnic, and religious assimilation. From True/False International Film Festival 2015
Bold, cinematic work that mixes the richness of fiction with the sincerity of real-life. From Jury Statement for Best Israeli Flim Award, Docaviv 2014
A film whose camera has an intuitive sense of being at the right place. From Jury Statement for Best Cinematography Award, Docaviv 2014
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