Freedom Runners

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Documentary – Israel

Sunday, Nov. 19, 4:00 PM (plays with Measures of Merit) at the Roxy Theatre

Sponsored by Evely Laser Shlensky

Rotem Genossar, a charismatic and dedicated high school teacher in south Tel Aviv, creates a running group for his students, young African refugees whose families fled their homelands and who now live in Israel without any legal status. At first, running is just a social activity for the students, but it quickly becomes a means to fight for their civil rights, part of a struggle to secure them a place of their own, out of the margins of Israeli society.

Directed by David Wachsmann
2016
50 mins.

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