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Michiana Jewish Film Festival presents "Running on Sand"

Thursday, May 16, 2024
8:00 pm10:00 pm
100 Performing Arts Center
Notre Dame, IN 46556

The 14th Annual Michiana Jewish Film Festival, presented by Merrill Lynch Wealth Management -Kahn, Ruthrauff & Associates

See "Running on Sand" on Thursday, May 16, 8:00 PM at the University of Notre Dame's Browning Cinema at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
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In this feel-good dramedy of resilience and belonging, a young Eritrean refugee on the brink of deportation is mistaken for a professional soccer player, bringing hope to a struggling Israeli team. Dodging immigration authorities at the airport, asylum seeker Aumari is erroneously assumed by Maccabi Netanya fans to be a Nigerian soccer star. With no sporting talent but hailed as a hero, he unites and up-lifts the floundering squad, while hiding his true identity. Amid their quest for victory, he finds himself falling for the team owner's endearing daughter, all while risking exposure. Starring Congo-born Chancela Mongoza and other African migrant actors, this Israeli Academy Award Best Film nominee sweetly melds humor and heart, shedding light on the unseen and unheard in Israeli society.

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