From Birthright to Black Hebrews: A Journey by Three U.S. Filmmakers

New film backed by NBA star Amar'e Stoudemire offers an updated portrait of the African Hebrew Israelites, but is criticized for not asking its members – who originated in the U.S. – 'hard questions' about their lifestyle.

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LOS ANGELES – Fourteen years ago, a student film titled “Sister-Wife” was broadcast on Israeli television. It was a sensation, providing a rare glimpse inside the insular and polygamous community of Black...