Haben Ha'oved (1968)

Run Time - 80 min.  |   Countries - Israel  |  
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A young boy is lonely when his family moves into a Jewish settlement in what will one day become Israel. His only playmate is his sister, as the two attend a small school set up for the children of the settlers. The community votes to bring in a doctor instead of another teacher for the older children, and the boy's parents send him to a Christian school run by missionaries. The move causes the neighbors to shun the family and accuse the couple of turning their backs on their heritage and religion. The boy returns home, but his mother is sick with typhoid fever and he runs away. He is befriended by children his own age at an agricultural school before his is discovered and returned to his family. The boy pleads to return to the farming school where he has finally made friends in this feature specially made for children and those who have not forgotten what it was like to be one.

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disease, doctor/nurse, friendship, loneliness, settler, sister