The heartbreak of immigrant families is laid-bare, as an Ethiopian-Israeli has to confront the culture-gaps he experiences on a daily basis; as a soldier, as a son and as a friend.
What Has Changed
Written and Directed by: Salomon Chekol
Fiction, 15 min, 2021, Color
Production: The Sam Spiegel Film & TV School - Jerusalem (JSFS)
Language: Hebrew, Amharic with English subtitles
Cast: Shai Kahasi Mamo, Meir Dese, Nanit Mantegbosh Chekol, Adam Hamdan, Nir Wondem, Israel Zagaya, Maya Areta, Yehuda Cohen
A soldier in active duty, Shai returns home with a package of food donated to him by the army. He is determined to celebrate Passover with his family and rejects his friends' invitation to go out during the Seder. A secret revolving around money owed his family interferes with his plans.
AWARDS & FESTIVALS:
The Tel Aviv Student International Film Festival, Israel 2021
The Tbilisi International Student Film Festival, Georgia, 2021
Cinemed-International Mediterranean Film Festival Montpellier, 2021
NYC Shorts, New York, USA, 2021