Gershman Y
401 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Monday, March 17, 2008, 7:00 pm
Chin (China), Sasha (Russia), Marisol (Peru), and other characters all came to Israel for different reasons. They meet in a Hebrew language Ulpan where their personal stories - at times funny, at time sad - melt with the complexities of Israeli reality.
Country: Israel
Release Date: 2006
Time: 123 minutes
Genre: Documentary
Language: Hebrew, English, Russian, German, Spanish with English subtitles
Director: David Ofek and Ron Rotem
Topics: Immigrants to Israel
Guest Speaker: David Ofek, Director David Ofek is an Israeli producer and film maker. He is the co-creator of the popular Israeli TV series Bat Yam - New York (1995-97) and No. 17 (2003). Ofek won the Israeli Academy Award for Best Documentary and received other international awards. He was represented in Rotterdam with A Hebrew Lesson and Melanoma My Love, which he co-directed. Ofek is a graduate of the Sam Spiegel Film School in Jerusalem and was awarded several prizes for his graduation short film Home (1994).