In 1967, at the height of the Civil Rights Movement, a community of African Americans migrated to Dimona from Chicago. This beautifully shot documentary offer a rare glimpse into this unique community whose culture evolves from an uncommon interpretation of the bible, mandating polygamy, natural birth, and veganism. Approximately 300 people made the original migration. Today, over 5,000 African-Hebrew Israelites live in Israel. The founders of the Village recount their epic journey, as the stories of four villagers are woven together to portray a community unlike any other, inspired by ancient scripture, and a determination to live life in its purest form.
Written and Directed by: Ben Schuder and Niko PhilipidesProduced by: Ben Schuder, Sam Schuder, Niko PhilipidesExecutive Producer: Amar’e StoudemireLanguage: English and Hebrew