‘Second-class Citizen’ in Israel, Ethiopian-born Screenwriter Tackles Ignorance of Her Birthplace

Alamork Davidian's 'Fig Tree,' which was nominated for the Israel's prestigious Ophir Prize, brought her back to the nation of her birth to tell a story based on her childhood memories in the outskirts of Addis Ababa

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Alamork Davidian found out she was 40 only a month ago. She had spent four decades of her life not knowing her exact age, sailing in a cloud of rather pleasant calendrical uncertainty. For years she learned to...