UK Jewish Film Festival: Manpower
“This movie offers a picture of Israeli reality that is at once intimate and expansive” Ha’aretz
Official Selection: Haifa International Film Festival, Palm Springs International Film Festival
Meir Cohen, a police officer barely earning a living, returns from a work trip to Buchenwald and receives a new assignment to find and deport Tel Aviv’s African migrant workers. An Israeli Filipino longing to join the army, a taxi driver facing his family’s migration, and a veteran African migrant worker forced to decide whether to leave or stay. Noam Kaplan delicately sketches a heartfelt portrait of four men in crisis, raising questions of belonging, uprooting, exile, home and family.
JW3 Cinema, London on Thurs 12th Nov @6.30PM (feature length 85 mins)
Language: Hebrew w/ English subtitles