Triad Jewish Film Festival Presents: Freedom Runners

Rotem Genossar, a teacher at the Bialik-Rogozin campus in south Tel Aviv, founds a running group for refugees who fled their homelands with their families but lack legal status in Israel. Running quickly becomes a way to fight for the civil rights of the students. Two of the more talented and prominent members of the team are Rachel Gebretsadik, 16, from Eritrea and Ramzi AbdulJaber, 17, from Darfur. Since Israel does not recognize Rachel and Ramzi as refugees, Rotem and his students set out on a struggle to pull them out of the margins of Israeli society.

 

 

 

Technical Details
Country of Origin: Israel
Language: Hebrew (with English subtitles) 
Running Time: 50 minutes
Genera: Documentary

Official Selections:

 

Woodstock Film Festival
Maine Jewish Film Festival
Memphis Jewish Film Festival
Seattle Jewish Film Festival
East Bay International Film Festival
Boulder Jewish Film Festival