Oscar Win Sheds Light on the Children of Israel's Migrant Workers

By Gili Cohen and Nirit Anderman (Haaretz)

Published March 01, 2011.

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

The documentary focuses on students - some of them veteran Israelis and others refugees from Sudan and other African states - as they acclimatize to their new lives and try to put the horrors of the past behind them.

The film provides a glimpse into the hardships some of these children have experienced in their homelands such as poverty and political persecution.

Read more at haaretz.com

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