Short film on Tel Aviv's Bialik-Rogozin School wins Oscar

By JPOST.COM STAFF, LARRY DERFNER
February 28, 2011 05:25




Directors Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon won an Oscar Sunday night for their film "Strangers No More" in the category for Documentary Short Subject.

The 40-minute American film about South Tel Aviv's diverse Bialik-Rogozin School focuses on the sagas of three foreign, non-Jewish pupils – Esther from South Africa, Mohamed from Darfur and Johannes from Eritrea. The film shows how the school has taken kids from all backgrounds, with the most tragic histories, and given them a new life in a humane environment where race, religion and nationality don’t matter.


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