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Fig Tree

    Fig Tree

    Ethiopia, France, Germany / Color / 93' / 2018

    The fourteen years old Jewish Mina is trying to navigate between a surreal routine dictated by the civil war in Ethiopia and her last days of youth with her Christian boyfriend Eli. When she discovers that her family is planning to immigrate to Israel and escape the war, she weaves an alternate plan in order to save Eli. But in times of war, plans tend to go wrong. The film is based on the director’s childhood memories of a civil-war-torn Ethiopia.

    Aäläm-Wärqe Davidian

    Graduate of Sam Spiegel Film & Television School, Jerusalem. Her short films "Facing the Wall", "Transitions", "Cleaning Time" and "Korki" were screened in many festivals in Israel and abroad, including the Jerusalem Film Festival and Montreal Film Festival. In her films, she reflects mostly on the immigration experience of Ethiopian women living in Israel. "Fig Tree" is her debut Feature Film.

    Cast & Crew

    • direction: Aäläm-Wärqe Davidian
    • Screenplay: Aäläm-Wärqe Davidian
    • Cinematography: Daniel Miller
    • Editing: Arik Lahav Leibovich
    • music: John Gürtle, Jan Miserre
    • Sound Design: Ludovic Elias, Daniel Iribarren, Adrian Baumeister
    • Film Cast: Betalehem Asmamawe, Yohanes Muse
    • producer:: Saar Yogev, Naomi Levari
    • original language:  Amharic


    • Transitions (2016)
    • Facing the Wall (2016)
    • Cleaning Time (2012)
    • Korki (2011)