the Ma'aleh school of television, film & the arts, Jerusalem

Jephtah's Daughter

The year is 1984. A Jewish family is on its way by foot from Ethiopiato Sudan, from where they will board a plane for Israel. The father, whom the family’s life depends on, is seized by brigands. Things change when his eldest daughter comes across the place. The story is typical of what happened to hundreds of Ethiopians on their difficult journey to Israel, in the 1980’s, when they crossed the desert, in order to reach the Promised Land 


Director: Einat Kapach
Screenwriter: Einat Kapach
Maski Shibaro, Eli Danker, Gabi Shooshan, Hertsl Cohen
Screenings & Prizes


First prize of the City of Jerusalem for the Best Fiction Film, 1996



The 14th  Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival, 1996

The Boston Jewish Film Festival, USA 1998

Henri Langolis International Student Film Festival, Poitiers France1998.

Student Golden Lion Film Festival, Taipei Taiwan 1999

Israeli Film Week, Bonn, Germany 2001

Sukagawa International Film Festival, Japan 2002

Celebration of Jewish Cinema, Jerusalem 1999 

Women Film Festival, Rehovot Israel 2012

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