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ALIYA

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Participants
Dekel Berenson  / Director, Writer
Greer Ellison  / Writer
Anna Rozalska  / Producer

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MIDPOINT Feature Launch 2021

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Feature Launch reveals the 2021 generation and introduces new program scheme

Synopsis

Aliya, an 18-year-old recent immigrant from Ukraine, finds meaning in her recently discovered Jewish identity, and in feelings of patriotism towards her newly adopting country, where she trains to become a drill instructor in the Israeli army.

After weeks of intense physical and psychological training at the desert base, her company is given forty-eight hours leave before their final exam, and Aliya returns to
her family in Tel Aviv.

Aliya, who is determined to have fun, heads into the city for a night out but ends up being sexually assaulted by her date. She then must return to the military base but struggles to complete her course, as she reconsiders her values, place in society, and role in training young men in the military.