Prize of the Ecumenical Jury, Berlin 2005 (Panorama)

An Ethiopian Christian boy travels from the famine of the refugee camp to the affluence of Israel, where he grows up in disguise and learns to come to terms with his split identity. Radu Mihaileanu’s film shows sensibility to present day diverse migratory pathways and reinforces the courage to persevere amidst shifting ethnic and religious allegiances. It depicts a rewarding journey of spiritual growth, living and becoming.