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Transit explores the intersecting stories of Filipinos in Tel Aviv when a newly enacted law deporting the children of migrant workers looms over their lives. Janet, a domestic worker on an expired visa, struggles to hide her half-Israeli daughter, Yael- a rebellious teenager caught up in a juvenile romance. More vulnerable to the deportation law because he is under the age of five is Janet’s four-year old nephew, Joshua, whose father, Moises, works during the week as a caregiver. Janet and Moises try to hide the child from the immigration police, who regularly patrol the neighborhood. The film examines what it means to be a family and what it means to be a stranger, within one’s home and in a foreign land. Discussion to follow.
Co-Sponsored by the TBE Sisterhood and Cultural Arts Committees.