Legends of the Lost Tribes (#7)

25 Minutes and 59 seconds , 1996
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Directed by: Aran Patinkin
Production: Neot Semadar Communications Ltd.

A 13-episode documentary series created by director and filmmaker, Aran Patinkin, which traces the legend of the lost tribes who, according to ancient scriptures were banished from the Kingdom of Israel after it fell to the Assyrians in the 8th century BCE. On this journey, in which Patinkin sets out to uncover what became of them, every episode shines a line on select individuals, traditions, beliefs, and cultures which, in some form or another, all lead back to one of the lost tribes.
In this episode, Patinkin follows a small subset of the Mizo people (aka Bnei Menashe) in Mizoram on the Indo-Burmese border, who believe that they are the descendants of the long-lost tribe of Manasseh. The end of the episode sees 30 members of the community go through with their plan to move to Israel.

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