Documentary on Tel Aviv School, 'Strangers No More,' Wins Oscar

The movie tells the tale of the children from 48 different countries who attend the Bialik-Rogozin School, many of whom have escaped genocide, war and hunger to arrive in Israel.

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The documentary film, Strangers No More, about a Tel Aviv elementary school, won an Oscar on Monday for Best Documentary Short Subject.

Strangers No More tells the tale of children from 48 different countries who attend the Bialik-Rogozin School in south Tel Aviv. Many of the students have escaped genocide, war and hunger to arrive in Israel at a school where "no child is a stranger."

Children at the Bialik-Rogozin School in south Tel Aviv, as seen in the poster for the documentary 'Strangers No More.'

The documentary focuses on a number of students as they acclimatize to their new lives and attempt to put the hardships and horrors of the past behind them.

According to the film's official site, "Together, the bond between teacher and student, and amongst the students themselves, enables them to create new lives in this exceptional community."

The film was directed and produced by Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon, whose Simon and Goodman Picture Company has received four Oscar nominations and three Emmy awards.

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