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Israel: No Place to Go
Can Isayas help protect fellow African refugees in Israel from violence, discrimination and an uncertain future?
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2012 16:22

Filmmaker: Yotam Feldman

African refugees in Israel face violence, discrimination and an uncertain future.

Tensions came to a head in Tel Aviv this April with a Molotov cocktail attack on African homes and a creche.

In a country where refugees are seen as 'infiltrators' and a 'cancer', Isayas is a refugee attempting to change the situation on the ground.

He escaped Eritrea after being imprisoned and tortured and is now trying to gather support and build a network to improve the plight of those fleeing war-torn countries.

He works tirelessly to organise sit-ins and marches to challenge the construction of the world's largest detention centre for refugees.

Isayas' energy is endless but even he has moments when the pressure gets too much.

 
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