The Return (1984)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Race & Ethnicity, Social Issues, Politics & Government  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - Israel, UK  |  
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In this socio-political study, two different families are interviewed with the objective of understanding why immigrants go back to their home countries after only a few years in Israel. One family is from London, and the other from Iran, and as such, they represent the two major divisions in Israeli Jewish society: the Ashkenazi and the Sephardim. In addition to the families' separate stories, directors Michael Blum and Arthur Schrödinger include interviews with other individuals who round out the picture. Due to its subject matter, this brief, one-hour documentary is best suited to viewers already interested in the topic.

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immigration, Israeli [nationality], Judaism