Red Leaves

Director: Bazi Gete
Countries: Israel
Year: 2014
Running Time: 80 min.
Language: Amharic and Hebrew with English subtitles


Meseganio Tadela, 74, immigrated to Israel from Ethiopia 28 years ago with his family. He has chosen to zealously retain his culture, talks very little, and hardly speaks Hebrew. After losing his wife, Meseganio sets out on a journey that leads him through his children’s homes. He comes to realize that he belongs to a rapidly disappearing class that believes in retaining Ethiopian culture. As this harsh reality begins to hit him, he struggles to survive according to his own rules.

About the Director

Bazi Gete

Biography: Bazi Gete is an Israeli writer and director. He received his B.F.A. in Film and Television from Sapir Academic College in Israel. He wrote and directed two short films Medium Rare (2009), which screened in the Jerusalem Film Festival and Cinema South Film Festival, and Mondial. Red Leaves is his first feature film and won the Anat Pirchi Award for best debut film at the Jerusalem International Film Festival in Israel, 2014 and the International Federation of Film Critics Award, 2014.

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Red Leaves (2015, 2016)

Mondial (Date Unkown)
Medium Rare (2009)
Red Leaves (2014)