Film details

Alternative titles

  • VAI E VIVRAI Alternative
  • LIVE AND BECOME Alternative


During the Ethiopian famine of the mid-1980s, several thousand Ethiopian Jews were rescued and transported to Israel. To escape the famine, a young boy is persuaded by his mother to pose as a Jewish orphan. The boy is adopted by a Jewish family and grows up in Tel Aviv, but always in fear of being exposed. Nor can he forget his true identity.

Cast & Credits

Latest from the BFI

  • Latest from the BFI

    Latest news, features and opinion.

More information

Films, TV and people

  • Films, TV and people

    Film lists and highlights from BFI Player.

More information

Sight & Sound magazine

  • Sight & Sound magazine

    Reviews, interviews and features from the international film magazine.

More information

Back to the top