In this road movie a group of Israeli teenagers from different backgrounds set out on a personal and fascinating adventure following the original “Bricha Movement", which was set up to help Jews escape post-war Europe and get to Israel. Using today's Europe as the backdrop, and throughout the different stops on the routes of the Bricha, the teenagers meet with survivors, witnesses and local youth to hear their personal extraordinary experiences. The journey they take, both physically and emotionally is complex, amusing, eye-opening - and very important to an understanding of themselves and of their history.
Directed by: Meni EliasProduced by: Micha Shagrir and Tal BardaSponsored by: Claims Conference, the Jewish agency for Israel, Yaakov Kotlitzky, Mifal HapayisLanguage: Hebrew, , German, Italian and English with English subtitles
The Escape (Ha'Brichah), directed by Meni Elias, is a documentary film which tells the story of the post-war Brichah movement during which Jews, survivors of the Holocaust, were clandestinely moved across Europe to boats that would take them to Palestine. It also tells the story of 8 Israeli teenagers who travel from Israel to Europe to follow in the path of this movement.
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