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Foreign Letters

Thier, Ela; Kanopy (Firm)
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Video; Streaming Video; Online
Summary
Ellie, a 12-year-old immigrant girl from Israel, is lonely and homesick. Life brightens when she meets Thuy, a Vietnamese refugee her age. Trust slowly builds as the two teach each other about life in America. As Ellie and Thuy become inseparable, they eventually hurt and betray each other. Ellie must give up her most prized possession in order to save their friendship. Based on the filmmaker's own experience, Foreign Letters is a story about prejudice, poverty, shame, and the power of friendship to heal us. The film features the music of iconic Israeli musician Chava Alberstein, who was the director's favorite musician when her family immigrated to the US in 1982.
Performers
Features: Dalena Le, Noa Rotstein, Ela Thier
Release Date
2012
Language
In: English, Vietnamese, Hebrew
Notes
  • In Process Record.
  • Title from title frames.
Published
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2016.
Recording Info
Originally produced by Film Movement in 2012.
Publisher no.
1132198 Kanopy
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1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 100 minutes) : digital, .flv file, sound
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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