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