Can Isayas help protect fellow African refugees in Israel from violence, discrimination and an uncertain future?
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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