This trailer tells the inspirational true story of Mekonen Abebe, a young Ethiopian shepherd who overcame financial and familial hardships to realize his dream of becoming an officer in the IDF.
Jerusalem U, a producer of film-based educational programs about Israel and Judaism, will host in the coming days the Israeli premiere of their newest film, Mekonen: The Journey of an African Jew.
Through his remarkable dedication to the Jewish state and the support of his Israeli community, Ethiopian-born Mekonen Abebe overcame extreme challenges to become a paratrooper and officer in the IDF.
Click below to view an emotional trailer. To bring this film to your community or school, visit: http://mekonen.jerusalemu.org/host-a-screening/
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