THE VILLAGE OF PEACE
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 07:30pm
Director: Ben Schuder & Niko Philipides, Israel 2014, 63 mins A fascinating look at the community of African-Americans from Chicago, who in 1967 began a migration to Dimona, Israel. The founders of The Village of Peace recount their epic journey from the backdrop of oppression to what they now call home in the Negev Desert. Today, over 5,000 African-Hebrew Israelites live in Israel. The stories of four villagers are woven together to portray a community unlike any other. Inspired by ancient scripture, it includes polygamy, natural birth, veganism, and a rigorous emphasis on health. The community struggles with their immersion into Israeli society and the challenges of passing their traditions to future generations.
763 St.Nicholas Ave Btwen 148 St& 149 St Admission: $12