The Israel Film Service Collection

Georgia's Jewry

24 Minutes, 1974
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Production:Igal Efrati, Zohar Arnon
Production Company:Israeli Film Service
Photographer: Emil Knebel
Language: Hebrew
Subtitles: English, Hebrew

An Israeli Film Service documentary about the immigration (Aliyah) to Israel from Georgia.
Young Georgian new immigrants in Israel get married early, but are reluctent to leave their parents’ house. The result: a closed off community, living in crowded houses. Against the background of the mass immigration to Israel from the Soviet Union, this film focuses on the assimilation of Georgian olim in Israel. The film depicts a rather successful integration of the immigrants in the economy, alongside difficulties acclimatizing to the new society. The film also reviews the culture, history, and language of the immigrants’ motherland.

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